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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 25th, 2002

American essayist Ralph Waldo Emerson (Self-Reliance, 1841) is born in Boston in 1803.

Ralph Waldo Emerson, b. May 25, 1803, d. 1882

emersonphotoEmerson’s essays set the tone for much of the mid-nineteenth century’s philosophical thinking in America. His pantheistic version of Transcendentalism, which saw nature and God as inseparable, informed religious thought as well, and his hopefulness and belief that humans and humankind could improve reflected a new nation’s aspirations.

Suggested Reading Essays Nature, 1836. The American Scholar, 1837.
Self-Reliance, 1841. The Over-Soul, 1841. The Poet, 1844. Experience, 1844.

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