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March 5, 2017

Librairie Drawn & Quarterly Books of the Week - March 5, 2017

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.


Terms and Conditions

Terms and Conditions
by Robert Sikoryak

New D+Q! The iTunes Terms and Conditions is the wickedly dense contract that everyone agrees to and nobody reads, until now! Robert Sikoryak’s graphic word-for-word adaptation of the infamous Terms and Conditions has made the unreadable readable, hilariously posing Apple maverick Steve Jobs in an array of classic and contemporary comics—from Archie to Kate Beaton’s Hark a Vagrant. This is a masterful satire from a master satirist!


Primitive Man as Philosopher

Primitive Man as Philosopher
by Paul Radin

Paul Radin was an American folklorist and anthropologist writing in the 1920’s, when anthropology was still young. Primitive Man as Philosopher is a seminal piece of thinking on humans and society; Radin makes a case for “primitive” cultures, giving proof that they are as intellectually sophisticated and enterprising as their “civilized” counterparts. A welcome addition to the NYRB Classics series!


Late Arcade

Late Arcade
by Nathaniel Mackey

A musician known only as N. is part of a jazz sextet called Molimo m’Atet. Late Arcade opens with a letter written by N. and addressed to the enigmatic Angel of Dust. N.’s narration follows the band as they play gigs around America, dedicate cosmic hymns to the sun god Ra, and dream of a late arcade. Nathaniel Mackey’s novel possesses a sinister rhythm and undeniable lyricism, an excellent effort from the American poet.


A Separation

A Separation
by Katie Kitamura

A man and woman decide to end their marriage after five years. He goes to Greece to finish a book and promptly disappears, she receives a call from her mother-in-law begging her to find him. So goes Katie Kitamura’s new novel, a meditation on marriage, loss, love and its dying embers.


Arthur and the Golden Rope

Arthur and the Golden Rope
by Joe Todd-Stanton

This is book #1 in Brownstone’s Mythical Collection, a series recounting the tales of how the Brownstone family amassed their impressive treasures. Arthur and the Golden Rope is the story of “the first adventure a Brownstone ever had”, that of Arthur Brownstone, a young boy from a small Icelandic town who recruited a god to help defeat the beast Fenrir. A beautifully illustrated Nordic tale of fantasy and adventure!


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other Librairie Drawn & Quarterly Books of the Week

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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