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February 11, 2016

Librairie Drawn & Quarterly Books of the Week - February 11, 2016

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.


Love & Rockets: New Stories #8

Love & Rockets: New Stories #8
by Hernandez Brothers


Comics Dementia

Comics Dementia
by Gilbert Hernandez

Fans of the Hernandez brothers will be thrilled to see the new release of two of their publications: a collection of brand new work compiled in Love & Rockets: New Stories and Gilbert Hernandez’s best weirdest dispatches from the multigenerational Love & Rockets saga in Comics Dementia. Will not disappoint.


The Happy Reader: Winter 2015

The Happy Reader: Winter 2015

Wonderfully, The Happy Reader is a magazine about reading. Just our style. Beautifully designed and appropriately thoughtful, this fresh magazine offers an in-depth interview offset by several considerations of a major piece of writing. The Winter 2015 issue gives us a great conversation with Grimes and small original essays on Émile Zola’s Au Bonheur des Dames.


Ways to Disappear

Ways to Disappear
by Idra Novey

Novey’s first novel is at once a mystery, a meditation on translation/the translator, and a full-on adventure-romance romp. It follows Emma, unglamourous white American translator of the beloved and enigmatic Brazilian writer Beatriz Yagoda - who has unaccountably climbed into a tree and disappeared. Intrigued?


In Other Words

In Other Words
by Jhumpa Lahiri

Written in both Italian and English, Lahiri’s memoir In Other Words is another great book on translation (see Rachel Cantor’s new Good on Paper if you want even another). Described by the author as an attempt to bump up against a newly acquired language, in this case Italian, it is a fascinating, original, and personal account of belonging (or not), linguistically and otherwise.


Francesca Woodman: On Being an Angel

Francesca Woodman: On Being an Angel

This small posthumous monograph on the Italian artist Francesca Woodman (1958-1981) offers a satisfying glimpse into her extraordinarily prolific photographic practice. Often using her own body as her subject matter, Woodman opens up themes of gender, representation, sexuality and the surreal, all by the brief age of 22. If you can’t see the current exhibition of her original prints up in Amsterdam at the FOAM Museum, then pick up this book!


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also at Largehearted Boy:

other Librairie Drawn & Quarterly Books of the Week

Online "Best Books of 2015" Year-end Lists

Antiheroines (interviews with up and coming female comics artists)
Atomic Books Comics Preview (weekly new comics and graphic novel highlights)
Book Notes (authors create music playlists for their book)
guest book reviews
musician/author interviews
Note Books (musicians discuss literature)
Short Cuts (writers pair a song with their short story or essay)
WORD Bookstores Books of the Week (weekly new book highlights)


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