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May 4, 2017

Librairie Drawn & Quarterly Books of the Week - May 4, 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.


by Guy Delisle

Of Guy Delisle’s new D+Q published masterclass in minimal storytelling, Sarah Glidden said: “A book about a man trapped in the corner of a room should not be exhilarating, but somehow Delisle has managed to create just that.” Hostage tells the tale of Christophe André, an administrator with Doctors Without Borders who was kidnapped and handcuffed in solitary confinement for three months. Delisle recounts André’s harrowing experience with exquisite pacing, tension, and his typically exceptional artwork.

Berlin 20

Berlin 20
by Jason Lutes

New D+Q! With its twentieth issue, one of the biggest graphic novel events of the early 21st century is fast-approaching—the completion of Jason Lutes’ epic Berlin series. In this installment, the malevolent presence of the inevitable antagonist of pre-WWII Germany begins to take center stage. Fascism seeps into society’s every crevice, but only some can see it...

Walks With Walser

Walks With Walser
by Carl Seelig

“That Walser is not today among the forgotten writers we owe primarily to the fact that Carl Seelig took up his cause.” - W.G. Sebald. After beloved Swiss intellectual Robert Walser suffered a nervous breakdown in 1929, he spent the remaining twenty-seven years of his life in mental asylums. Carl Seelig, Walser’s friend and literary executor, accompanied him on many of his frequent walks, scrupulously noting everything the legendary writer had to say. The result of his notes is Walks With Walser.

Rag Cosmology

Rag Cosmology
by Erin Robinsong

The poems contained in Rag Cosmology undulate freely, slipping traditional line breaks like a black gown, and sometimes abandoning horizontal displacement altogether. While formal experimentation is a big part of Robinsong’s work, it is her pristine motions of thought, both outward and inward, that make her crystalline craft.

Down Below

Down Below
by Leonora Carrington

Published in commemoration of the centennial of Carrington's birth, Down Below is the surrealist painter's account of her war-related psychotic break and subsequent institutionalization. Full of hurting yet stubbornly imaginative and freely expressive, Carrington’s prose achingly renders the hallucinatory logic of madness.

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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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