By Love Possessed

By James Gould Cozzens

Original Publisher: Harcourt, Brace & Company

Current Publisher: Out of Print

Fiction Finalists That Year:

Fiction Winner That Year: John Cheever for The Wapshot Chronicle

Fiction Judges That Year: Van Wyck Brooks, Albert J. Guerard, Mrs. William W. Johnson, William Maxwell, Francis Steegmuller

The Year in Literature:

  • A Death in the Family by the late James Agee also won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction.
  • Boris Pasternak won the Nobel Prize for literature.

More Information:

  • By Love Possessed was made into a 1961 film of the same title directed by John Sturges and starring Lana Turner.
  • Cozzens was quoted in a 1957 Time magazine article saying, "I can't read ten pages of Steinbeck without throwing up."

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