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Books: Farce, fascism and dash of Proust create a ‘Wonder’

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/arts/article/books_farce_fascism_and_dash_of_proust_create_a_wonder_20061201

"I don't think it's possible to write a really interesting or good book without the Holocaust being in it. Even if you're not Jewish, you're a Jewish writer. If it doesn't enter your consciousness, you're not a serious artist." So said novelist Leslie Epstein, author most recently of "The Eighth Wonder of the World" in a phone interview from his office at Boston University, where he chairs the creative writing department.

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