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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 16th, 2002

In 1912, American writer, columnist, and radio personality Studs (Louis) Terkel (Working, 1974) is born in New York City.

terkelStuds Terkel, b. May 16, 1912, d. 2008

Terkel made his reputation initially with his daily radio program The Studs Terkel Program, which aired on Chicago’s WFMT for more than forty-five years. His books started appearing in 1957, and they didn’t stop for fifty years. Working is his most famous, but all are classics in their way. One of our favorites is The Spectator, in which Terkel looks back on a long life watching movies and attending the theater. An American treasure.

Suggested Reading Books Giants of Jazz, 1957. Hard Times, 1970. Working: What People Do All Day and How They Feel about What They Do, 1974. The Good War, 1984. Chicago, 1986. The Great Divide: Second Thoughts on the American Dream, 1988. Coming of Age: The Story of Our Century by Those Who’ve Lived It, 1995. Talking to Myself: A Memoir of My Times, 1995. The Spectator: Talk about Movies and Plays with Those Who Make Them, 1999. American Dreams: Lost and Found, 1999. Hope Dies Last: Keeping the Faith in Difficult Times, 2003. And They All Sang: Adventures of an Eclectic Disc Jockey, 2005.

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