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September 12, 2013

Librairie Drawn & Quarterly Books of the Week - September 12, 2013

Librairie Drawn & Quarterly

In the weekly Librairie Drawn & Quarterly Books of the Week, the Montreal bookstore recommends several new works of fiction, art books, and comics.

Librairie Drawn & Quarterly is one of Montreal's premiere independent bookstores.

Every week, Montreal's Librairie Drawn & Quarterly bookstore recommends a selection of new books, including fiction, art books, magazines, and comics.

Dissident Gardens

Dissident Gardens
by Jonathan Lethem

Recounting the family history of three generations of American communists spanning from 1955 to present, award-winning novelist Jonathan Lethem's latest offering interweaves the personal with the political. The fact that the two principal protagonists are loosely based on the author's own mother and grandmother makes them even more compelling characters.

mono.kultur #34 - Brian Eno

mono.kultur #34 - Brian Eno

As you can no doubt ascertain by the title, the interviewee of the most recent issue of Berlin-based magazine mono.kultur is Brian Eno. Best known as one of the founding members of Roxy Music, Eno has also tried his hand at an impressive array of innovative creative, pedagogic and political endeavors outside of the musical sphere. Eno's own daughter, Irial, is the interviewer - how sweet is that? For bonus visual appeal, the paper on which the extensive 40 page interview is printed is a gradation of rich, saturated rainbow colours, making this magazine a lovely object in its own right.

The Burgermat Show

The Burgermat Show
edited by Burgerac

About two years ago, London-based burger blogger Burgerac hosted what was possibly the most artistic burger-related event ever to have come to pass. The night boasted 24 artists tasked with creating their own unique placemat, a chef, and a prominent burger photographer to document the proceedings. The Burgermat Show is the distillation of that special evening into book form. Here is a book designed to satisfy both pragmatic and aesthetic needs: with four recipes, plus two copies of each of the 24 artists' placemats that you can tear out, you can host your very own aesthetically pleasing and tasty burger party!

The Gourmand No. 2 - A food and culture journal

The Gourmand No. 2 - A food and culture journal

The second issue of London-based magazine The Gourmand is jam-packed with glossy, luxurious food photos and illustrations, as well as interviews with a plethora of interesting artists, including Lydia Lunch and Jennifer Rubell. Primarily focused on the myriad roles that food plays in human life, as well as its innate and intricate ties to the arts, the editors steer away from "foodie" trendiness and hype. Rather, they strive towards creating a timeless and meaningful publication which is as much about people as it is about food. Definitely not your standard issue food mag.

Star Wars: Jedi Academy

Star Wars: Jedi Academy
by Jeffrey Brown

This is not Jeffrey Brown's first foray into playful comics featuring Star Wars characters in unexpectedly quotidien situations, as anyone who's read his wildly popular Darth Vader and Son or Vader's Little Princess can affirm. However, Jedi Academy is a departure from his previous works. Rather than being a series of single panel comics, this book is a combination diary/graphic novel ostensibly composed by a young boy throughout his first year of Jedi training. Mingling the awkwardness of adolescence with familiar sci-fi tropes, Star Wars fans will love it.

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