Saturday 16 February 2013

Upcoming Book Launch: Meet the Author

On March 7, 2013 between 6 PM and 8 PM, 
the launch for this book was held at Ben McNally bookstore (Bay and Richmond) in Toronto

Max Beckmann: The Night

Nina Marchenko: Children of Holodomor

 Pre-publication reviews of That Line of Darkness: The Gothic from Lenin to bin Laden, Encompass Editions, 2013,

“In his magisterial confrontation of the politics of fear, Robert Douglas forcefully reminds us of the darkness that lives in us all; how even the most ‘civilized’ and ‘enlightened’ can succumb to the spell of paranoid leaders; how the primeval past infuses the post-modern present; how we are the mirror image of the monster we wish to destroy. Douglas’ unflinching look at the universal and timeless phenomenon of unconscious projectionour craving for scapegoats to pave the road to social and political utopiascan only end in mass terror. Let he who is without darkness cast the first stone.”

James FitzGerald,
                                    author of What Disturbs Our Blood
                                    Winner of the 2010 Writers’ Trust Non-Fiction Prize

"With this book Robert Douglas brings his monumental study of the Gothic to the present. He does not hesitate to go deep into the history of the turbulent 20th century to challenge our assumptions about the dominant ideologies that gave shape to Hitler's Nazi Germany and to Stalin's Russia. This is cultural history writ large, with no stone left unturned.  Even more provocative than the first volume, Douglas’ The Gothic from Lenin to bin Laden once again deserves a broad readership."
                                                  Dr. Leonard Friesen,                                                                           

Associate Professor of Global Studies and History, 
Wilfrid Laurier University

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