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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

November 10th, 2002

Irish novelist and playwright Oliver Goldsmith (She Stoops to Conquer, 1773) is born in 1730 in Ballymahon, County Longford.

goldsmithbyreynolds.jpgOliver Goldsmith, b. November 10, 1728, d. 1774

Goldsmith was famous during his lifetime for his loud clothes, uncouth manners, and ignorant conversation, but Samuel Johnson cautioned, “Let not his frailties be remembered; he was a very great man.” Today we remember Goldsmith for one memorable novel, one very funny play, and one poem, but his journalistic writings are also worth searching out.

Suggested Reading Novel The Vicar of Wakefield, 1766. Drama She Stoops to Conquer, 1773. Poetry The Deserted Village, 1770. Non-fiction An Enquiry into the Present State of Polite Learning in Europe, 1759.

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