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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 6th, 2002

American polymath Benjamin Franklin is born in Boston, Mass. January 6, 1706.

franklinbust.jpgBenjamin Franklin, b. January 6, 1706, d. 1790

Franklin’s life was astonishing. As scientist, inventor, publisher, statesman, patriot, and writer, he bestrode the budding United States in a time of amazing men. His Autogiobrapy, rich in valuable advice and common sense, is in a select category among books, along with Montaigne and Pascal.

Suggested Reading Books Poor Richard’s Almanack, 1732. The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin, 1791.

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