Books: Like a Camel

THE PUSHCART PRIZE, VI: BEST OF THE SMALL PRESSES Edited by Bill Henderson Pushcart Press; 539 pages; $19.95

If small presses constitute the off-Broadway of U.S. publishing, then this annual anthology, now in its sixth year, is becoming the equivalent of the Obie Awards. The development is almost all to the good. Those who contribute to little magazines know in advance that their readers will be few and their pay, if any, laughable. They must make a virtue of necessity and find gratification in their work itself; being singled out for recognition by The...

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