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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 31st, 2002

In 1893, British memoirist and travel writer Freya Stark (Alexander’s Path, 1958) is born in Paris.

Freya Stark, b. January 31, 1893, d. 1993

stark1.pngA fearless adventurer and explorer, Stark used her mastery of Arabic and other languages in travelling throughout the Near East and Asia. Her books combine travelogue with cultural analysis in language both poetic and evocative. She continued travelling and writing into her seventies and eighties and lived to see her hundredth birthday.

Suggested Reading Travel The Valleys of the Assassins, 1934. The Southern Gates of Arabia, 1936. A Winter in Arabia, 1940. Letters from Syria, 1942. Perseus in the Wind, 1948. Alexander’s Path, 1958. The Minaret of Djam, 1970. Autobiography Beyond Euphrates, 1951. The Coast of Incense, 1953. Dust in the Lion’s Paw, 1961.

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