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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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May 2009 in Black Lamb

Volume 7, Number 5 — May 2009

May 1st, 2009

In our cover article, Madeleines, Toby Tompkins’s memory is activated not by a Proustian biscuit but by a sound heard in a hallway. In our page two feature, History lessons, Ian Archer reflects on his pride in being his own cousin. Elizabeth Fournier describes how she came to be involved with corpses in Rendezvous with death.

Greg Roberts, a fiddler, describes The worst gig ever. In The champ, Owen Alexander continues his assault on revered artists by begging that we forget Jasper Johns. William Bogert somehow segues from Abraham Lincoln and Charles Darwin to the Ed Sullivan Show in Abe & Charley. In Vernal vermin, Leslie Russell describes how she came to be a killer of ground squirrels. Ed Goldberg places most of the blame for the violence in the Mideast on Muslims in Eyeless in Gaza. Dean Suess maintains that in dealing with sex in prison, authorities are Avoiding the issue. Trapped in a cyber wonderland, Rosemary McLeish calls Help! In End times? Elizabeth Hart reflects on aging and predictions for the apocalypse. In his rural outpost, Rod Ferrandino relishes the coming of spring in It’s alive. As her London neighborhood changes around her, Gilliam Wilce wonders about Impermanence. In A visit to Lower Slobbovia, Terry Ross describes the people who want to teach our children. In OMG! Dan Peterson narrates how computers seduced him and then his wife. Country lawyer Bud Garder reckons he needs a good old truck in Keep on truckin’. In Imperishable, Beren de Motier tells how she revived her lifelong love affair with P.G. Wodehouse. Amy Schaner reviews fantasy lit in Magic & wonder. We welcome American author Philip Wylie into our pantheon of Honorary Black Lambs, and we present a Literary Sampler of excerpts from authors mentioned in this issue. Bridge columnist Trixie Barkis illustrates a point with two hands in Go up! Our Wretched Excess column offers another crucial product, the Night Life Night Light. In A losing proposition, advice columnist Millicent Marshall wonders what makes people throw away money gambling. And Professor Avram Khan gives us another challenging Black Lamb Word Puzzle.

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