April 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.
Art Comic #4
by Matthew Thurber
Matthew Thurber is an artist from New York City and author of the acclaimed comic book Infomaniacs. His series Art Comic is aptly named, as it is indeed a comic about art in all of its manifestations and institutions. The previous installments of the series followed two friends as they chased and obsessed over Matthew Barney, and in this newest Art Comic they finally meet him. Art Comic is a satire and a celebration, laughing at and laughing with—and laughing hard.
by Julio Cortázar
Julio Cortázar is a dazzler. In 1980, the exemplary Argentine was invited to UC Berkeley to deliver eight classes on the cogs and gears of literature. Collected here are Cortázar’s meditations on the short story, eroticism, realism vs the fantasy, and his own body of work. Julio Cortázar’s glittering imagination is matched by his linguistic finesse, combining to offer 1980’s students and 2017’s readers invaluable wisdom.
Along the River
by Vanina Starkoff
Along the River features vibrant illustrations from Argentinian artist Vanina Starkoff, and depicts life on a Brazilian river. Boats of all shapes and sizes carry people of all backgrounds to all kinds of places. Day after day on the river teaches one to appreciate the journey over the destination.
by Olivia Sudjic
Cambridge graduate Olivia Sudjic has treated the world with a dark, thrilling first novel. Sympathy follows a twenty-something English woman in New York, who becomes fixated with a Japanese writer named Mizuko Himura, whose life strangely parallels her own. What follows is a brooding tale of obsession in the internet age, and a promising debut from a budding writer.
Home and Away
by Karl Ove Knausgaard & Fredrik Ekelund
Home and Away (Karl Ove Knausgaard & Fredrik Ekelund)
“So that is the basis for this book, isn’t it? Life versus death, yes versus no, Brazil versus Argentina.” During the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, Norwegian novelist Karl Ove Knausgaard and Swedish writer Fredrik Ekelund exchanged a correspondence covering the competition, politics, society, and the beautiful game as a whole.
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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
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)