Marion Lewis —
Please join author Bob Rodgers and his friends, the surviving members of the cultural literati of the ’60s and ’70s, as we celebrate his work of fiction titled The Devil’s Party.
In the Devil’s Party writer Bob Rodgers chronicles the life and times of two members of the Winnipeg-Toronto brain exchange in the 1960s as they explore Toronto’s smorgasbord of higher learning and sex, find their heroes – Northrop Frye and McLuhan – and make their bid to reform the world by joining William Blake’s mental war.
Who killed the ’60s?
The provocative question “Who Killed the ‘60s?” echoes through the social upheaval, personal tragedies and big ideas of the sixties as witnessed in The Devil’s Party.
More about Bob Rodgers:
Bob was raised in Flin Flon, graduated from the University of Manitoba, and went on to graduate school at the University of Toronto and further study at Oxford. Bob was Executive Producer of the U of T Media Centre where he became an innovator in digital video series such as Frye’s Bible and Literature and Alan Thomas’s Voices of Early Canada, and later on produced and directed both film and video for NFB and CBC.
As freelance filmmaker he made documentaries for the NFB (“Fiddlers of James Bay”) and the CBC National Network (“NWT: One-third of Canada”). In 2001 Bob self-published a short story collection, “Secrets From Home”. He has since written two novels: “Hot Ice”, about diamonds, ecology, and caribou in NWT; and “The Devil’s Party”, his take on the 1960s among the fledgling literati of the counter-culture.
“As in any novel,” Bob reminds us, “some characters resemble real people. But there are no former associates, roommates, or lovers of mine to be found here. The Devil’s Party is a work of fiction — not about things that happen but about things that keep on happening.”
The Devil’s Party launch is at the Performing Artists Lodge, Crest Theatre Green Room, Sunday, December 6 from 4 to 7 PM.
The Devil’s Party by Bob Rodgers
Published by Friesen Press, 295 Pages,
Soft cover C$25/hard cover C$37