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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 22nd, 2002

English Nobel novelist Doris Lessing (The Golden Notebook, 1962) is born in 1919 in Kermanshah, Persia.

Doris Lessing, b. October 22, 1919, d. 2013

lessingdorisA prolific author in many genres, Lessing became the oldest person to ever receive the Nobel in literature, in 2007. From her early realist novels to her later futuristic novels and four volumes of memoirs, she showed a fearless willingness to attack sacred cows and confront the most difficult human issues.

Suggested Reading Novels The Grass is Singing, 1950. Martha Quest, 1952. A Proper Marriage, 1954. The Golden Notebook, 1962. The Four-Gated City, 1969. Briefing for a Descent in Hell, 1971. Shikasta, 1979. The Good Terrorist, 1985. Short Stories African Stories, 1964. London Observed: Stories and Sketches, 1992. Autobiography Going Home, 1957. African Laughter: Four Visits to Zimbabwe, 1992. Under My Skin, 1994. Walking in the Shade, 1997.

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