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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 2010 in Black Lamb

Volume 8, Number 5 – May 2010

May 1st, 2010

The All Memorial Issue

In the cover essay of our All-Memorial Issue, Meeting Guy, John M. Daniel recalls his long-distance relationship with an extraordinary first cousin, Guy Waterman. Our page two feature, Eastertide, is a letter written in 2002 describing the colorful and moving Paschal traditions in an Amalfi coast village.

Greg Roberts remembers a sometime friend, Craig Huebing, a television actor, in Craig. In Brief encounters, Toby Tompkins relates his conversations with Robert Penn Warren, Anthony Burgess, Elia Kazan, and Norman Mailer. Elizabeth Fournier remembers Joseph Zanger in Uncle Joe. In Let us now… Dean Suess decides not to write a memorial piece after all, because his meetings with famous men have, he reckons, only served to temporarily increase his own self-esteem. Elizabeth Hart recalls meeting stripper Candy Barr in a Houston bar in Lone Star. In Burying Caesar, Ed Goldberg remembers Abbie Hoffman, whom he knew in New York City in the ’60s. Dan Peterson recalls, from his days in Chile as coach of their national basketball team, seeing the left-wing President Salvador Allende. For this All-Memorial Issue, we print an article written years ago by Stephen Starbuck about the Iraq war, called Seven years later.

Our Honorary Black Lambs column features four new inductees: English writer Jerome K. Jerome, American novelists W.M. Spackman and Thomas Pynchon, and Irish novelist Roddy Doyle. A literary sampler features eight tantalizing excerpts from authors mentioned in this issue. In Better than a guess, bridge columnist Trixie Barkis shows how keeping count of the cards can lead to success. Advice columnist Millicent Marshall offers help in dealing with funerals in Taking the sting out. And Professor Avram Khan gives us another challenging Black Lamb Word Puzzle.

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