Books

It’s a Book, It’s a Periodical . . .     No, it’s the new Southampton Review, volume VI, number 2, summer 2012, 232 pages, retailing for 15 bucks and coming to you fresh and glossily printed courtesy of Stony...

  “Killing the Messenger” Thomas Peele Crown, $26    On Aug. 2, 2007, a 19-year-old male wielding a handheld shotgun killed the editor of The Oakland Post, a small, free, weekly newspaper in California. The killer had...

With his back to the dunes, Harry reclines, his still-toned legs Crossed at the ankles, On a foot-rested beach chair, Watching, on a laptop Balanced on his hard-won abs, An economist interviewed On a book talk. Offshore, roused by the...
    There have been several exhibitions and related events surrounding the 100th anniversary of Jackson Pollock’s birth in January. While not a cause for celebration, the anniversary of his storied death just passed on...
   Robert A. Caro, besides being perhaps the country’s pre-eminent biographer, is one of the main cogs in the fund-raising machine that is the East Hampton Library’s Authors Night, which, as is detailed elsewhere on this very...

“The Passage of Power” Robert A. Caro Knopf, $35

   The eighth annual Authors Night, a cocktail party and book signing to benefit the East Hampton Library, will take place on Saturday from 5 to 7:30 p.m. The authors reception will be followed by 25 dinner parties held at private houses...
   The Feminist Press, which is based at the City University of New York, is staging two cocktail parties on the South Fork this summer to introduce some of its recently published writers and to raise money.

August, I walk this shore in search of wholeness among snapped razor clams and footless quahogs. How easily my palm cradles a moon shell coughed up on shore. I stroke the fragments as, last night, I stroked your arm smelling of salt,...

“Vanished in the Dunes” Allan Retzky Oceanview Publishing, $25.95
“Buried on Avenue B” Peter de Jonge Harper, $25.99
“All My Georgias”     Living history will walk through the East Hampton Library’s heavy wooden door on Saturday when Redjeb Jordania of Springs arrives to read from his new memoir, “All My Georgias.”...

“Masscult and Midcult” Dwight Macdonald New York Review Books, $16.95