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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

August 8th, 2002

American novelist James Baldwin (Go Tell It on the Mountain, 1953) is born in Harlem in 1924.

baldwin.jpgJames Baldwin, b. August 8, 1924, d. 1987

The adopted son of a preacher, Baldwin turned away from religion at seventeen and never looked back. His novels, reviews, and essays document the heyday of Greenwich Village, the turbulence of the Sixties, and the complications of being black and homosexual in America. But at their best, they go well beyond documentary value into the world of narrative art.

Suggested Reading Novels Go Tell It on the Mountain, 1953. Giovanni’s Room, 1956. Another Country, 1962. Plays The Amen Corner, 1954. Blues for Mister Charlie, 1964. Essays Notes of a Native Son, 1955. Nobody Knows My Name: More Notes of a Native Son, 1961. The Fire Next Time, 1963. The Price of the Ticket, 1985.

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