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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

October 7th, 2002

German Nobel novelist Günter Grass (The Tin Drum, 1959) is born in 1927 in Danzig-Langfuhr, Free City of Danzig (now Gdansk, Poland).

Günter Grass, b. October 16, 1927

grassGrass became famous overnight with the 1959 publication of The Tin Drum, the first part of his Danzig trilogy. His works in fiction, drama, poetry, as well as his illustrations, sculptures, and graphic arts efforts, are marked by a distinct left-wing political slant. His dream-like fictions, some aver, openly portray his youthful flirtations with Hitler’s policies, but his humanistic outlook transcends nationalities.

Suggested Reading Novels The Tin Drum, 1959. Cat and Mouse, 1961. Dog Years, 1963. Local Anesthetic, 1969. The Flounder, 1978. The Call of the Toad, 1992. Non-fiction Speak Out! Speeches, Open Letters, Commentaries, 1968. Headbirths, or the Germans are Dying Out, 1980. Memoirs Peeling the Onion, 2006. Die Box, 2008. Grimms Wörter, 2010.

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