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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

January 5th, 2002

In 1936, American novelist and essayist Florence King (Confessions of a Failed Southern Lady, 1985) is born in Washington, D.C.

Florence King, b. January 5, 1936

king.jpgThis self-styled misanthrope has been an American treasure for almost half a century. In her National Review column and in a dozen books, King has skewered American idiocy wherever she’s found it, and she’s found it everywhere. Whether at book length or in short essays, she’s the funniest and most perspicacious social critic we have. Not to be missed!

Suggested Reading Books Southern Ladies and Gentlemen, 1975. WASP, Where Is Thy Sting?, 1977. He: An Irreverent Look at the American Male, 1978. Confessions of a Failed Southern Lady, 1985. Essay Collections Reflections in a Jaundiced Eye, 1989. Lump It or Leave It, 1990. With Charity Toward None: A Fond Look at Misanthropy, 1992. The Florence King Reader, 1995. STET, Damnit!, 2002. Deja Reviews: Florence King All Over Again, 2006. Fiction Barbarian Princess (as Laura Buchanan), 1978. When Sisterhood Was in Flower, 1982.

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