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David Cooper
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Writer, literary translator, and Shoshana Cooper's trophyhusband.
Writer, literary translator, and Shoshana Cooper's trophyhusband.

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Book review: The Man Who Never Stopped Sleeping by Aharon Appelfeld
"With its universal themes of healing, recovery, creativity, and finding one’s vocation The Man Who Never Stopped Sleeping should engage the wide readership Appelfeld’s prose deserves. Readers may want to buy extra copies and donate them to VA hospitals." -...

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Book review: Recitation by Bae Suah
 "...  a challenging yet cognitively engaging and rewarding read.  "... This is not a book for lazy readers; Bae expects us to show up ready to work. Her handsome prose, however, is never an obstacle.  "... Recitation will make Bae’s anglophone readers and ...

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Book review: Judas by Amos Oz
“For Oz’s fans and liberal Zionist fiction readers Judas is a required text whose writing is its own reward.” -- from my review of in New York Journal of Books

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Book review: A Greater Music by Bae Suah
"Bae’s prose alternates between detailed descriptions of everyday life and ruminative passages on music, ideas, and her character’s mental state. The late American poet William Matthews once described his taste in literature as a preference for prosy poetry...

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Book review: Two She-Bears by Meir Shalev
“Is a proclivity to violence and vengeance a gender and/or regional trait? Are the minds of men more than women and/or rural folk more than city dwellers predisposed to violent acts of revenge? Or put another way, are violence and vengeance intrinsic compon...

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Book review: Leaving Lucy Pear by Anna Solomon
"  Leaving Lucy Pear  is recommended to readers who enjoy historical fiction, a cast of well developed mainly female characters, and handsome prose." -- from my review in  New York Journal of Books

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Book review: The Lost Civilization of Suolucidir by Susan Daitch
The Lost Civilization of Suolucidir by Susan Daitch Jul 19, 2016  ·  David Cooper 's review bookshelves: international-settings , jewish , post-modern , historical-fiction , mysteries , cerebral-fiction "After reading The Lost Civilization of Suolucidir rea...

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Book review: The Gorgeous Nothings: Emily Dickinson’s Envelope Poems
In my New York Journal of Books review I describe The Gorgeous Nothings as “. . . one gorgeous book . . . like attending a museum exhibition in the comfort of one’s own home.”  For a comparison between Ms. Dickinson's draft of a poem and the posthumously pu...

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Book review: The Remains of Life by Zureya Shalev
From my NYJB review : “. . . readers prone to depression might consider acquiring a prescription for antidepressant medication before attempting to read The Remains of Love.”  Additional remarks that appeared in a different and now defunct publication begin...

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Book review | Leaving the Sea: Stories by Ben Marcus
In my NYJB review of Leaving the Sea by Ben Marcus I recommend the book "to serious readers who will want to reread its stories gaining new insights with each reading.”  Additional remarks that appeared in a different and now defunct publication begin with ...
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