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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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September 2009 in Black Lamb

Volume 7, Number 9 — September 2009

September 1st, 2009

In our cover article, Pascoli & his sister, Rosemary McLeish takes us to a tiny town in Tuscany famous for the Italian Wordsworth, Giovanni Pascoli. In our page 2 feature, The Sand Pile Effect, Ian Archer argues that fate plays a major role in so-called “accidents.” Leslie Russell extols the beauties of the season in rural Oregon in Autumn. Toby Tompkins recalls the first of three occasions when he was obliged to become an amateur shrink in Doctor in spite of himself.

In Black is beautiful, Elizabeth Fournier explains how that color came to be associated with funerals. Rod Ferrandino reflects on the qualities humans and animals have in common in Of mites and men. Ed Goldberg wonders, Can a white man sing the blues? In Time and tide, Gillian Wilce muses on the importance of old friends. Evelyn Bartlett talks about her days working for AmeriCorps in From MLK to Election Day. In Hill Country oenophilia, Elizabeth Hart insists that there is wine in Texas. Dan Peterson writes a memorial to his cat in Best little friend. Owen Alexander reviews a book about Russian mathematics genius Grigory Perelman. In Summer reading, Terry Ross looks at eleven books, ranging from early Hemingway to the new millennium. We welcome September birthday authors Stephen Jay Gould and W.S. Merwin into our pantheon of Honorary Black Lambs. Bridge columnist Bridge writer Trixie Barkis ties Bach, jazz, and bridge together. Our Wretched Excess column features hundreds of kinds of breakfast cereal, available every day in American supermarkets. Our Black Lamb Recipe is for Cordeiro à Transmontana (Rolled Leg of Lamb Roasted with Mint), a Portuguese dish. Advice columnist Millicent Marshall answers questions about rude joggers and kiddy porn. And Professor Avram Khan offers another challenging Black Lamb Word Puzzle.

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