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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

July 29th, 2002

Immortal American journalist and novelist Don Marquis (archy and mehitabel, 1927) is born in 1878 in Walnut, Ill.

marquis.jpgDon Marquis, b. July 29, 1878, d. 1937

An indefatigable writer of stories, poems, and plays, Marquis made his name early in the twentieth century with humorous newspaper columns in first The New York Sun and then the Herald Tribune. His place in history, however, was insured with the publication of archy and mehitabel in 1930 and its companion books in the years to follow. The stories of the cockroach author archy and his pal mehitabel, a down-at-the-heels lady cat, are as fresh today as when they were written. Be sure to get copies with the original illustrations by George Herriman.

Suggested Reading archy and mehitabel, 1930. archy s life of mehitabel, 1933. archy does his part, 1935. the lives and times of archy and mehitabel, 1943.

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