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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 12th, 2002

In 1902, American novelist and essayist Philip Wylie (Generation of Vipers, 1942) is born in Beverly, Mass.

Philip Wylie, b. May 12, 1902, d. 1971

wylie.pngFor a while in the Thirties and Forties, Philip Wylie was one of the highest-paid writers in the world. His output ranged from sydicated newspaper columns to screenplays to novels and stories and science fiction, and a good many of his books seem prescient when read now. Start with his corruscating essays in Generation of Vipers, in which he foresaw a good deal of the feminist thinking that wouldn’t become popular for another thirty years.

Suggested Reading Futuristic writing Gladiator, 1930. When Worlds Collide, 1933. The Disappearance, 1951. Tomorrow! 1954. Novels Finnley Wren, 1934. An April Afternoon, 1938. Opus 21, 1949. Film & Television L.A. 2017, 1954. Crunch and Des, 1955-56. Non-fiction A Generation of Vipers. 1942. An Essay on Morals, 1947. The Magic Animal, 1968.

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