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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

May 1st, 2002

American novelist Joseph Heller (Catch-22, 1961) is born in Brooklyn in 1923.

Joseph Heller, b. May 1, 1923, d. 1999

Heller made a lot of money, and his reputation, with one book in 1961 and thereafter produced forgettable books. When told by an intereviewer late in life that he had not produced anything else as good as Catch-22, Heller famously asked, “Who has?” In fact, though, Catch-22 is a pretty immature sort of guy’s book, a farce, not really for grown-ups. Its title, though, has taken its place in the language.

Suggested Reading Novels Catch-22, 1961. Something Happened, 1974. Autobiography No Laughing Matter, 1986. Now and Then, 1998.

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