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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

October 2nd, 2002

English novelist Graham Greene (Brighton Rock, 1938) is born in 1904 in Berkhampstead, Hertfordshire.

Graham Greene, b. October 2, 1904, d. 1991

greene.jpgGreene denigrated many of his books as “entertainments,” but he was so skilled a novelist that every book is memorable. Even non-Catholics will find The Power and the Glory and The End of the Affair captivating, but for our money, the two finest are The Heart of the Matter and the crime thriller to end all crime thrillers, Brighton Rock. One suspects that Greene’s books will still be read when people have begun to forget the pantheonized Joyce, Kafka, Proust, and Beckett.

Suggested Reading Novels The Man Within, 1929. Stamboul Train (The Orient Express), 1932. It’s a Battlefield, 1934. Brighton Rock, 1938. The Power and the Glory, 1940. The Ministry of Fear, 1943. The Heart of the Matter, 1948. The End of the Affair, 1951. The Quiet American, 1955. A Burnt-out Case, 1960. The Comedians, 1965. Travels with My Aunt, 1969. The Human Factor, 1978. Travel The Lawless Roads (Another Mexico), 1939. Autobiography A Sort of Life, 1971. Stories Collected Stories, 1973. Other Reflections, 1990.

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