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June 2011 in Black Lamb

Volume 9, Number 6 — June 2011

June 1st, 2011

The Black Lamb Review of Books VIII

In the cover story of this, our Eighth Black Lamb Review of Books, John M. Daniel urges a remake of the movie The Wizard of Oz that is more closely based on Baum’s ironic and imaginative novel The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Terry Ross discusses several books, old and new, in Spring reading. In Grandpa’s stories, Harvey Freedenberg reviews Tiá Obreht’s The Tiger’s Wife.

In Just plain fun, Ed Goldberg reflects on this neglected motive for reading and names a slew of books that are a simple pleasure to read. Greg Roberts reviews a book on subsistence gardening in Back to the land. In Fowler & I, Dean Suess explores the venerable master of English usage. In Book burning, Toby Tompkins ponders the dubious future of printed books. Vivek Tejuja reviews David Forster Wallace’s unifinished last novel in Mistah Wallace, he dead. In End times, Elizabeth Fournier takes a gander at Hopi prophecies for the Armageddon.

We welcome four writers from four different countries into our pantheon of Honorary Black Lambs: Alexandr Pushkin, Thomas Mann, Terence Rattigan, and Ambrose Bierce. In A literary sampler, enjoy extracts from authors mentioned in this issue. Trixie Barkis once again reports from the world of competitive bridge playing. Our lamb recipe is for a delicious stovetop moussaka. Millicent Marshall answers readers’ questions about books. And Professor Avram Khan gives us another challenging Black Lamb Word Puzzle.

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