August 18, 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.
by Nicolas Bourriaud
Bringing once again a new idea, from what he calls “the exform” Nicolas Bourriaud looks to the future of art to tackle the disposable and the nature of waste. A leading theorist and art curator Bourriaud examines how ideology conditions political discourses, radical and economic practices of exclusion.
Little People, Big Dreams Maya Angelou
by Lisabeth Kaiser
From the same series that brought you Frida Kahlo, Coco Chanel and, Amelia Earhart - Little People, Big Dreams brings the illustrated picture book; Maya Angelou. Before she became the famous writer, teacher and beloved speaker we all know, Maya’s young life wasn’t without hardships. Growing up in the South, Maya overcame many adversities. All of these women had a dream, and all started out as little people who achieved greatness. The illustrations of Leire Salaberria bring inspiration to this informative biography.
The! Greatest! of! Marlys!
by Lynda Barry
Today, Drawn & Quarterly publishes the expanded and updated version of the giant collection: The Greatest of Marlys! 16 years ago Lynda Berry illustrated and wrote, Marlys Mullen; a smart but unpopular preteen returns her most beloved character. Social traumas and growing up as a prepubescent teen, Barry offers raw, ugly, hilarious, and poignant stories in an incredibly clear voice. This book collects more than 200 of her syndicated black and white four-panel strips. No one captures humility in such a poetic way as Lynda Barry has.
The Selfishness of Others
by Kristin Dombek
Kristin Dombek is an essayist and cultural journalist. Written with skepticism and compassion, Dombek tackles a whole book on narcissism! The Selfishness of Others finds narcissism in our deepest fears about love, gender, the Internet, and egotism.
Moonstone: The Boy Who Never Was
Moonstone: the Boy Who Never Was Moonstone is the eighth novel of Icelandic author Sjón (Sigurjón Birgir Sigurðsson), and the fourth to be translated into English. Máni Steinn Karlsson, a 16 year old who has sex with men for money in Reykjavík. An orphan who is being raised by his great-grandmother’s sister, Máni's reality is unstable, a gay loner in an illiberal society. In Sjón’s telling, this story is neither a fairy tale, nor a study of abjection.
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