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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

May 11th, 2002

American novelist Stanley Elkin (The Living End, 1979) is born in New York City in 1930.

elkinStanley Elkin, b. May 11, 1930, d. 1995

For many years Elkin played a significant role as one of America’s important Jewish novelists. His target was pop culture, and in his novels satire, dark humor, and language take precedence over plot. For this reason, he was never a best-seller, but rather a writer treasured by lovers of extravagant style.

Suggested Reading Novels A Bad Man, 1967. The Dick Gibson Show, 1971. The Living End, 1979. George Mills, 1982. Mrs. Ted Bliss, 1995. Novella collections Searches and Seizures, 1973. Short stories Criers and Kibitzers, Kibitzers and Criers, 1966.

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