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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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August 2010 in Black Lamb

Volume 8, Number 8 — August 2010

August 1st, 2010

In the cover story of our August issue, Black Lamb newcomer Benjamin Feliciano begins a column that will be called Day In, Day Out with A day in the life. In American dreamer, Terry Ross tells the story of his immigrant paternal grandfather, Louis Roslafsky. John M. Daniel reflects on the guitars in his life in Gifts with strings attached.

In Deal-breaker, Elizabeth remembers a few of the 77 blind dates she had one year. Toby Tompkins pays bittersweet tribute to his Aunt Judy in The leaving. In Messing with religion, Greg Roberts observes how difficult it is to argue with young people’s prejudices. Ed Goldberg details his lifelong fascination with TV in Wasting time. Lorentz Lossius chronicles a stay in Kayserai, Turkey in 1004 in Turkey diary. In the first of a several-part series, Dan Peterson remembers his life in Chile, 1971-73, as their national team’s basketball coach. In Dear season, wordsmith Joel Hess discusses the words various languages use for terms of endearment.

Our Honorary Black Lambs column offers three new inductees: American novelist Thomas Trebitsch Parker, English biographer Michael Holroyd, and English poet Philip Larkin. Our Literary sampler proffers eleven selections from authors mentioned in this issue. Bridge columnist Trixie Barkis illustrates a play often miss: loser-on-loser. Our Black Lamb Recipe is for Lamb Burgers with Yogurt Sauce. Advice columnist Millicent Marshall turns over her column to her husband Rupert, with intriguing results. And Professor Avram Khan gives us another challenging Black Lamb Word Puzzle.

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