A longtime resident of New York City, Jane Cooper grew up in Jacksonville, Florida. She traveled through Europe during the summer of 1947, noting the aftereffects of World War II and keeping journals of her travels. Though she suffered from primary immune deficiency, Cooper maintained an active life as a writer and mentor. She taught creative writing for 37 years at Sarah Lawrence College in New York.
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