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Now in its 14th year of publication, this magazine was created to offer the discerning reader a stimulating selection of excellent original writing. Black Lamb Review is a literate rather than a literary publication. Regular columns by writers in a variety of geographic locations and vocations are supplemented by features, reviews, articles on books and authors, and a selection of “departments,” including an acerbic advice column and a lamb recipe.

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A Week in Literary History

January 23rd, 2002

French novelist Stendhal (The Red and the Black, 1830) is born Marie-Henri Beyle in Grenoble, 1783.

Stendhal, b. January 23, 1783, d. 1842

stendhalcolorAs one of the earliest realist writers, Marie-Henri Beyle also influenced French, English, and Russian writers in his psychological insight into his characters. Starting late, Stendhal wrote furiously till the end of his life, leaving behind two luminous novels, several biographies, an autobiography, and a book of literary criticism.

Suggested Reading Novels The Red and the Black, 1830. The Charterhouse of Parma, 1839. Biography A Life of Napoleon, 1817-1818. A Life of Rossini, 1824. Non-fiction Racine and Shakespeare, 1823-1835. Autobiography Memoirs of an Egotist, 1892.

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