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November 18, 2015

Librairie Drawn & Quarterly Books of the Week - November 18, 2015

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

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

Shigeru Mizuki's Hitler

Shigeru Mizuki's Hitler
translated by Zack Davisson

A manga biography of one of the most reviled figures in history by a Japanese artist who served in World War II and lost many friends and his arm in the process. As Frederik L. Schodt remarks in his introduction, "Who deconstruct the monster Hitler, than a monster expert?" Schodt refers, of course, to Mizuki's famed re-imaginings of the Yokai, Japan's supernatural creatures. Mizuki gives us a detailed and disturbing portrait of Hitler, focussing on both the personal and political.

Lucky Peach: The Breakfast Issue

Lucky Peach: The Breakfast Issue

Famed food mag Lucky Peach does breakfast! Waking up might not seem so bad with this issue for company. They cover delicious breakfasts all over the world, including Istanbul, Kigali, Mumbai, Sydney, San Antonio, and even the South Pole. Rounded out with articles about coffee, Dim Sum, the Bloody Caesar, the price of eggs, and more!

Frontier #10: Sensitive Property

Frontier #10: Sensitive Property
by Michael Deforge

Youth in Decline chose to showcase Michael Deforge (Lose, Very Casual, Ant Colony, Dressing) in the latest issue of Frontier! With a bold colour palette and his signature blend of the surreal and the mundane, Deforge presents us with the story of a former radical activist who starts working as a sort of development mole for a real estate estate company. Much subterfuge ensues.

Art Comic #3

Art Comic #3
by Matthew Thurber

Art Comic #3 sees Thurber (1-800-MICE and Infomaniacs) continuing his satirical send-up of the overblown art world of 1990s-2000s New York. Keep your eyes out for the Art Comic graphic novel, which will be published by Drawn + Quarterly!


by Nathalie Sarraute, translated by Maria Jolas

New Directions brings us a new English translation of acclaimed French writer Nathalie Sarraute's Tropismes. Each tropism within seeks to describe "certain inner 'movements'" that Sarraute was fascinated by from childhood onward. These "movements", she writes, "constitute the secret source of our existence, in what might be called its nascient state."

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also at Largehearted Boy:

other Librairie Drawn & Quarterly Books of the Week

Online "Best Books of 2015" Year-end Lists

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Atomic Books Comics Preview (weekly new comics and graphic novel highlights)
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Note Books (musicians discuss literature)
Short Cuts (writers pair a song with their short story or essay)
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