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Colin Wilson. The Outsider. (–). —a poem―. Compiled by .. manifested as 'more abundant life'. When the Outsider becomes aware of his strength. The Outsider is a non-fiction book by English writer Colin Wilson, first published in . Print/export. Create a book · Download as PDF · Printable version. The classic study of alienation, existentialism, and how great artists have portrayed characters who exist on the margins of society. Published to immense.
He worked other odd jobs, including as a lab assistant and a civil servant, until he was called up to work as a clerk for the Royal Air Force. Dreaming to Some Purpose. Please create a new list with a new name; move some items to a new or existing list; or delete some items. These are figures like Dostoevsky's "Underground-Man" who seem to be lost to despair and non-transcendence with no way out. Please verify that you are not a robot.
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October 24, Edited by JR. November 23, Edited by caf April 8, Edited by Dusker. I turned to the back of my journal and wrote at the head of the page: The Outsider has been translated into over thirty languages including Russian and Chinese and never been out of print since publication day of Monday, 28 May Wilson wrote much of it in the Reading Room of the British Museum , and during this period was, for a time, living in a sleeping bag on Hampstead Heath.
He continued to work on it at a furious pace and:. One day I typed out the introduction, and a few pages from the middle, and sent them to Victor Gollancz with a letter giving a synopsis of the book.
He replied within two days, saying he would be interested to see the book when completed Gollancz was the head of publishers Victor Gollancz Ltd. Wilson was inspired to send the book to him after he found a copy of the publisher's own book A Year of Grace in a second-hand bookshop, which led him to believe that he had found a sympathetic publisher.
The book is structured in order to mirror the Outsider's experience: These are figures like Dostoyevsky's "Underground-Man" who seem to be lost to despair and non-transcendence with no way out. Sartre's Nausea is herein the key text — and the moment when the hero listens to a song in a cafe which momentarily lifts his spirits is the outlook on life to be normalized.
Wilson then engages in some detailed case studies of artists who failed in this task and tries to understand their weakness — which is either intellectual, of the body or of the emotions. The final chapter is Wilson's attempt at a "great synthesis" in which he justifies his belief that western philosophy is afflicted with a needless pessimistic fallacy.
The book has never been out of print since publication day in May and has been translated into at least 30 languages. Wilson helped to keep the work fresh by adding to it over the years: It is still published with enthusiastic comments from the likes of Edith Sitwell and Cyril Connolly adorning its cover. WorldCat is the world's largest library catalog, helping you find library materials online.
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