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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

August 28th, 2002

In 1749, German playwright Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (Faust, 1808-32) is born in Frankfurt-am-Main.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, b. August 28, 1749, d. 1832

The supreme genius of German literature wrote in all the literary genres and was also a biologist, physicist, and graphic artist whose collected works run to more than 140 volumes. He is to German literature what Shakespeare is to English, and his stories, poems, and plays have inspired hundreds of additional works of art, in many languages.

Suggested Reading Poems Heidenröslein, 1771. Prometheus, 1773. Der Erlkönig, 1782. Roman Elegies, 1791. The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, 1797. Prose The Sorrows of Young Werther, 1774. Wilhelm Meister’s Apprenticeship, 1796. Elective Affinities, 1809. Theory of Colours, 1810. Italian Journey, 1817. Drama Iphigenia in Tauris, 1787. Egmont, 1788. Torquato Tasso, 1790. Faust, 1808-1832.

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