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Leslie Donald Epstein (born on May 4, 1938 in Los Angeles, California) California Births, 1905 - 1995 is an American novelist.

He has written nine novels including King of the Jews (1979), Pandaemonium (1997), and San Remo Drive: A Novel from Memory (2004), based on his childhood growing up in Hollywood in the 1940s and 50s. His most recent novel The Eighth Wonder of the World was published by Other Press in October 2006. He has written articles for Esquire , The Atlantic Monthly, Playboy, Harper's, The Yale Review, The Nation, The New York Times Book Review, The Washington Post and The Boston Globe. His son is Boston Red Sox General manager Theo Epstein.

Among those articles, he wrote an essay, "Returning to Proust's World Stirs Remembrance", for the New York Times series, "Writers on Writing" (Vol. II). In it, he defined reading Proust "ala Epstein" as reading Proust each night before bedtime by confining the session to two pages of five minutes, thus creating a five year project to complete all the volumes of "A la recherche du temps perdu." His rationale: "It is not a bad idea to keep a nightly appointment with a noble mind; it has the power to purify even the most wasted day."

For more than twenty years, Leslie Epstein has been the director of the Creative Writing Program at Boston University, where he joined the faculty in 1978. In February 2007, his play "King of the Jews" (not an adaptation of his earlier novel, but an independent realization of the same theme) was premiered at Boston Playwrights' Theatre to critical acclaim.

American/Bengali short story writer Jhumpa Lahiri regards Leslie Epstein as the person who gave her the confidence to write her stories.While she was attending the Creative Writing Program at Boston University, he called her a writer which became the encouragement she needed to take her work further.

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Total Books: 26
Liebestod Opera Buffa with Leib Goldkorn
2012 - Liebestod Opera Buffa with Leib Goldkorn (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780393081312
ISBN-10: 0393081311
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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The Eighth Wonder of the World
2006 - The Eighth Wonder of the World (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781590512500
ISBN-10: 1590512502
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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San Remo Drive A Novel From Memory
2004 - San Remo Drive a Novel From Memory (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781590510674
ISBN-10: 1590510674
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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King of the Jews A Novel
2003 - King of the Jews a Novel (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9781590510797
ISBN-10: 1590510798
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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San Remo Drive A Novel from Memory
2003 - San Remo Drive a Novel From Memory (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781590510667
ISBN-10: 1590510666
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Ice Fire Water A Leib Goldkorn Cocktail
2000 - Ice Fire Water a Leib Goldkorn Cocktail (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780393320909
ISBN-10: 0393320901
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Goldkorn Tales Three Novellas
1998 - Goldkorn Tales Three Novellas (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780870744358
ISBN-10: 0870744356
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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Pandaemonium
1998 - Pandaemonium (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780312187521
ISBN-10: 0312187521
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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King of the Jews
1997 - King of the Jews (Audio Cassette)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780786111787
ISBN-10: 078611178X
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Pinto and Sons
1990 - Pinto and Sons (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780395547045
ISBN-10: 0395547040
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Goldkorn Tales
1986 - Goldkorn Tales [Plume] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780452258228
ISBN-10: 0452258227
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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King of the Jews
1986 - King of the Jews [Plume] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9780452258235
ISBN-10: 0452258235
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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King of the Jews
1985 - King of the Jews (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9780380480746
ISBN-10: 0380480743
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Regina
1984 - Regina (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780380655403
ISBN-10: 0380655403
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 1/5 Stars.
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P D Kimerakov
P D Kimerakov (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780316245685
ISBN-10: 0316245682
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The Steinway quintet Plus four
The Steinway Quintet Plus Four (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780316245692
ISBN-10: 0316245690
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King of the Jews
King of the Jews (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9780671690038
ISBN-10: 0671690035
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Regina
Regina (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780698112032
ISBN-10: 0698112032
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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