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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

April 16th, 2002

English novelist Kingsley Amis (Lucky Jim, 1954) is born in 1922 in London.

amiskingsley1.jpgKingsley Amis, b. April 16, 1922 d. 1995

Amis hit the jackpot with his hilarious novel Lucky Jim in 1954, but this was only the first of dozens of excellent books spread over a sixty-year writing career. He started as one of the so-called Angry Young Men and preserved his acerbity till the end. His The King’s English, published when he was seventy-five, is a classic of its kind.

Suggested Reading Novels Lucky Jim, 1954. Take a Girl Like You, 1960. One Fat Englishman, 1962. The Anti-Death League, 1966. The Old Devils, 1986. Non-fiction On Drink, 1972. Every Day Drinking, 1983. The King’s English: A Guide to Modern Usage, 1997. Other Memoirs, 1991. The Letters of Kingsley Amis, 2001.

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