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David Cooper

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Near death, explained

Media_httpmediasalonc_pgigy via ‎"Studies suggest that after physical death, mind and consciousness may continue in a transcendent level of reality that normally is not accessible to our senses and awareness..." This resembles a traditional Jewish belief that in the first week after burial the soul of the deceased is in a confused state and wanders back and forth between the burial plot and his or her most recent place of residence.
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David Cooper


David Cooper is a widely published poet, translator, journalist, and book reviewer. He covers the NY Jewish culture beat for and reviews books for ...Read more

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Favorite Books mostly literary fiction (Stegner's "The Angle of Repose, " Mailer's "Harlot's Ghost, " Roth's "American Pastoral, " Yehoshua's "The Liberated Bride, " Niffeneggar's "The Time Traveler's Wife, " Martel's "The Life of Pi, " Krauss' "The History of Love, " Singer's "The Slave, " Gruen's "Water For Elephants, " Annie Proulx's "The Shipping News, " and all of Paul Auster's novels) and poetry (Catullus, Ezra Pound, Paul Goodman, the poets of the New York School, David Shapiro, Bernadette Mayer, Ai, Louise Gluck, Phillip Levine, C.K. Williams, Basil Bunting, Phillip Larkin, Diane DiPrima, Gregory Corso, Robert Creeley, Beth Gylys, Kenneth Rexroth, C.P. Cavafy, Rachel Eshed, Agi Mishol, Yehuda Amichai, and my mentor William Matthews).
Languages Spoken english
Hometown NY, New York and New Rochelle, NY