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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

September 12th, 2002

In 1892, American publisher Alfred A. Knopf is born in New York City.

knopf.jpgAlfred A. Knopf, b. September 12, 1892, d. 1984

Knopf and the publishing house he founded in 1915 became synonymous with serious fiction as he published books in attractive editions by Maugham, Gide, Lawrence, Forster, Sartre, Beauvoir, Mann, Freud, and Kafka, not to mention the Americans Mencken, Dreiser, Baldwin, Cather, and Updike, among many others.

Suggested Reading Books Borzoi 1920, 1920. Portrait of a Publisher, 191501965, 1965. Sixty Photographs, 1975.

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