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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 14th, 2002

American novelist John Dos Passos (the trilogy U.S.A., 1930-36) is born in Chicago, 1896.

dospassosphoto2*John Dos Passos, b. January 14, 1896, d. 1970

Dos Passos is remembered for his innovative set of three novels, incorporating newspaper clippings, autobiography, biography, and fictional realism in a fashion that influenced, among others, Norman Mailer, Don DeLillo, E.L. Doctorow, Günter Grass, and Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn. Also lively and informative are his travel books, his early novels, and his essays, letters, and diaries.

Suggested Reading Novels Three Soldiers, 1920. Manhattan Transfer, 1925. The U.S.A. trilogy The 42nd Parallel, 1930. Nineteen Nineteen, 1932. The Big Money, 1936. The District of Columbia trilogy Adventures of a Young Man, 1939. Number One, 1943. The Grand Design, 1949. Travel books & other writings A Pushcart to the Curb, 1922. Rosinante to the Road Again, 1922. Orient Express, 1927.

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