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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 15th, 2002

American novelist Edna Ferber (Show Boat, 1926) is born in 1885 in Kalamazoo, Mich.

ferberEdna Ferber, b. August 15, 1885, d. 1968

It is too easy to dismiss Ferber as a writer of movies, although some of her works became famous through that medium. In fact, she produced more than thirty book-length projects during her career, which started when she was a member of the famed Algonquin Round Table of wits and writers in the 1920s.

Suggested Reading Novels Show Boat, 1926. Giant, 1952.

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