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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 28th, 2002

American novelist Dawn Powell (The Wicked Pavilion, 1954) is born in 1896 in Mt. Gilead, Ohio.

Dawn Powell, b. November 28, 1896, d. 1965

powelldawn1914.jpgA prolific and skillful writer, Powell nevertheless struggled for critical success throughout her writing life, despite a coterie of fans who admired her satirical New York novels and short stories. After her death, Gore Vidal was responsible her resuscitating her reputation, and critic Tim Page made it possible for her works to be republished. Now she’s considered an American classic!

Suggested Reading Novels Dance Night, 1930. Come Back to Sorrento, 1932. Turn, Magic Wheel, 1936. Angels on Toast, 1940. A Time to Be Born, 1942. My Home is Far Away, 1944. The Locusts Have No King, 1948. The Wicked Pavilion, 1954. The Golden Spur, 1962. Stories Sunday, Monday and Always, 1998. Diaries The Diaries of Dawn Powell, 1931-1965. Letters Selected Letters of Dawn Powell, 1913-1965.

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