April 20, 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.
The Complete Stories of Leonora Carrington
by Leonora Carrington
We are big fans of The Dorothy Publishing Project, and books like The Complete Stories of Leonora Carrington only reaffirm the love. Carrington, 20th century surrealist writer and painter, was the unsung seamstress of gleeful satires, stories, and nimble motions of the imagination. Published to coincide with the centennial of her birth in 1917, The Complete Stories is the first collection of all of this remarkable artist’s stories, including several never before seen in print.
Book of Mutter
by Kate Zambreno
Written in a thirteen-year period after her mother's death, Book of Mutter is Kate Zambreno's intimate and disquieting portrayal of grief in all of its manifestations. Tender and yearning, Zambreno’s text is fragmented and fractal, mimicking the shapes that memory takes when compounded with loss.
I Have to Live
by Aisha Sasha John
I Have to Live is the much anticipated new collection following Aisha’s much-loved and radiant first book, Thou. Full of movement, verve, urgency and inquiry, Aisha’s writing has a way of blazing through you, leaving you deeply warmed and abuzz. She writes, “Trumpeting the forensic authority of the heart: I have to live.”
Of Cats and Men
by Sam Kalda
For centuries, felines and femininity have been practically synonymous—hence the reproachable "crazy cat lady" stereotype. Of Cats and Men takes the initiative in celebrating some of history's famous, cat-loving men, including Nikola Tesla, Ernest Hemingway, Winston Churchill, and Andy Warhol!
by Manuele Fior
The Interview is a science fiction graphic novel that eschews the stars in favor of the delicate, fragile, interior world of human emotion. It is a moving story about the passage of time, the commonalities and differences between generations, and on our changing society.(*The Interview will also be the next book for our Graphic Novel Book Club and Librairie Drawn and Quarterly!)
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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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