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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

February 25th, 2002

In 1940, American novelist Frank Chin (Donald Duk, 1991) is born in Berkeley, Calif.

Frank Chin, b. February 25, 1940

A pioneer in Asian American theater, Chin is also a powerful novelist and potent essayist, stressing the need to avoid stereotyping in presenting Asian characters. His criticisms of Amy Tan and Maxine Hong Kingston have made him an outsider, but his work rewards study in its freshness, humor, and seriousness.

Suggested Reading Drama The Chickencoop Chinaman, 1971. The Year of the Dragon, 1974. Novels The Chinaman Pacific and Frisco R.R. Co., 1988. Donald Duk, 1991. Gunga Din Highway, 1994. Nonfiction Bulletproof Buddhists and Other Essays, 1998. Born in the USA: A Story of Japanese America, 1889-1947, 2002.

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