Books

Montauk at the St. Patrick’s Day parade: It’s not all beer cups and bagpipes. How about the history of the place? For those interested in such, Carl Fisher, the visionary prewar developer most responsible for the shape the “...
A Poetry Tete-a-Tete “Baseball is portrayed in these radiant new poems by Jill Bialosky as a ‘fierce and feral’ rite of passage in which we’re all held hostage to the always surprising vicissitudes of time and change....
“Art in America 1945-1970” Edited by Jed Perl The Library of America, $40
Let’s face it, the publishing game is a tough nut to crack — now more than ever, economically speaking. Thus the explosion in self-publishing and the potential interest in a panel charged with examining “What’s New in Self-...

“Pushcart Prize XXXIX: Best of the Small Presses” Edited by Bill Henderson Pushcart Press, $19.95

“The Emotional Lives of Animals & Children” William Crain Turning Stone, $15.95
The Quotation Game Spurred by a not very Long Island-like deep cold and unusual masses of snow — in short, a long winter indoors — your friendly neighborhood bookseller has started a diverting game, a “literary treasure hunt...

“Hope: Entertainer of the Century” Richard Zoglin Simon and Schuster, $30
Deadline for Scribes Hot, crowded July may seem far off, what with a winter for the ages upon us, but March 1 is not. That’s the scholarship deadline for this year’s Southampton Writers Conference, sponsored by the M.F.A. program in...