Around the Outsider

Essays Presented to Colin Wilson on the Occasion of His 80th Birthday
Author: Colin Stanley
Publisher: John Hunt Publishing
ISBN: 1846946689
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 334
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In May 1956, aged just 24, Colin Wilson achieved success and overnight fame with his philosophical study of alienation and transcendence in modern literature and thought, The Outsider. Fifty-four years on, and never out of print in English, the book is still widely read and discussed, having been translated into over thirty languages. In a remarkably prolific career, Wilson, a true polymath, has since written over 170 titles: novels, plays and non-fiction on a variety of subjects. This volume brings together twenty essays by scholars of Colin Wilson's work worldwide and is published in his honour to mark the author's 80th birthday. Each contributor has provided an essay on their favourite Wilson book (or the one they consider to be the most significant). The result is a varied and stimulating assessment of Wilson's writings on philosophy, psychology, literature, criminology and the occult with critical appraisals of four of his most thought-provoking novels. Altogether a fitting tribute to a writer

Der Outsider

Roman
Author: Stephen King
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
ISBN: 3641229359
Category: Fiction
Page: 752
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Im Stadtpark von Flint City wird die geschändete Leiche eines elfjährigen Jungen gefunden. Augenzeugenberichte und Tatortspuren deuten unmissverständlich auf einen unbescholtenen Bürger: Terry Maitland, ein allseits beliebter Englischlehrer, zudem Coach der Jugendbaseballmannschaft, verheiratet, zwei kleine Töchter. Detective Ralph Anderson, dessen Sohn von Maitland trainiert wurde, ordnet eine sofortige Festnahme an, die in aller Öffentlichkeit stattfindet. Der Verdächtige kann zwar ein Alibi vorweisen, aber Anderson und der Staatsanwalt verfügen nach der Obduktion über eindeutige DNA-Beweise für das Verbrechen – ein wasserdichter Fall also? Bei den andauernden Ermittlungen kommen weitere schreckliche Einzelheiten zutage, aber auch immer mehr Ungereimtheiten. Hat der nette Maitland wirklich zwei Gesichter und ist zu solch unmenschlichen Schandtaten fähig? Wie erklärt es sich, dass er an zwei Orten zugleich war? Mit der wahren, schrecklichen Antwort rechnet schließlich niemand.

The Outsider


Author: Penelope Williamson
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476740070
Category: Fiction
Page: 576
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Penelope Williamson’s classic bestseller blends the best of historical western and Amish romance in a sweeping tale “sure to please any fan of good old-fashioned storytelling” (Library Journal). A daughter of the faith…a stranger with a gun…a forbidden love. Throughout the years on her Montana homestead, Rachel Yoder had never been afraid—the creed of the Plain People had been her strength. Then the day came when lawless men killed Rachel’s husband in an act of blind greed. Now, at her darkest hour, an outsider walks across her meadow and into her life… Johnny Cain is bloody, near death, and armed to the teeth. A man hardened by his violent past, Cain has never known a woman like Rachel—someone who offers him a chance to heal more than his physical wounds. Cain’s lazy smile and teasing ways steal Rachel's heart and confound her soul. Soon she must choose between all she holds dear—her faith, her family, perhaps her very salvation—and the man they call the Outsider.

The Outsider


Author: Chris Culver
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1455526002
Category: Fiction
Page: 368
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Ash Rashid returns in this new novel from New York Times bestselling writer Chris Culver, author of The Abbey--the runaway bestseller with a million copies sold to date. Indianapolis Detective Ash Rashid isn't the sort of man who lets rules stand in the way of the pursuit of justice. But his work has taken a toll on him professionally and emotionally, and after twelve years in uniform--he wants out. That changes, though, when the mother of one of his daughter's friends is murdered in front of her home--a crime that members of his department would seemingly rather ignore than investigate. Ash launches an inquiry and quickly becomes entangled in a case involving a dangerous mix of election-year politics, crime, and street justice. What he finds may have repercussions for the entire city . . .

The Outsider

A Biography
Author: Robert Donmayr
Publisher: ROBERT DONMAYR
ISBN: 9780955342004
Category:
Page: N.A
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The Outsider


Author: Melinda Metz
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0743434420
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 176
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He's not like other guys. Liz has seen him around. It's hard to miss Max -- the tall, blond, blue-eyed senior stands out in her high-school crowd. So why is he such a loner? Max is in love with Liz. He loves the way her eyes light up when she laughs. And the way her long, black hair moves when she turns her head. Most of all, he loves to imagine what it would be like to kiss her. But Max knows he can't get too close. He can't let her discover the truth about who he is. Or really, what he is.... Because the truth could kill her.

The Outsider


Author: Albert Camus
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141904259
Category: Fiction
Page: 128
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Meursault leads an apparently unremarkable bachelor life in Algiers until he commits a random act of violence. His lack of emotion and failure to show remorse only serve to increase his guilt in the eyes of the law, and challenges the fundamental values of society - a set of rules so binding that any person breaking them is condemned as an outsider. For Meursault, this is an insult to his reason and a betrayal of his hopes; for Camus it encapsulates the absurdity of life. In The Outsider (1942), his classic existentialist novel, Camus explores the predicament of the individual who refuses to pretend and is prepared to face the indifference of the universe, courageously and alone.

The Outsider


Author: Geordan Murphy
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 1844882802
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 288
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Geordan Murphy does not come from the leafy suburbs of south Dublin or the rugby hotbeds of Limerick or Cork. As a teenager he played Gaelic football for Kildare minors. But his greatest love, and his true genius, was for rugby. Now nearing the end of a career that has seen him win over seventy Ireland caps - a number that a great many supporters and pundits believe should be considerably higher - and attain the captaincy of the top English club, Leicester, Geordan Murphy tells his own story for the first time. 'A delightful read ... brilliant' Rugby World 'Bright, breezy, entertaining and revealing' Gerry Thornley, Irish Times 'An open, honest and entertaining book' RTE Guide

The Outsider’S Guide to Ufos

Volume 1: Mystery and Science
Author: James T. Abbott
Publisher: Archway Publishing
ISBN: 1480854573
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 370
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What exactly is impossible in this universe? The Outsiders Guide to UFOs is for anyone for whom the UFO thing is enduringly fascinating but bafflingly complex. It cuts out all the smoke and mirrors and focuses on core questions like what are UFOs, how long have they been around, and are they hoaxes, figments of the imagination, or real? Author James Abbott is a highly experienced researcher who has spent years studying this timeless debate as an outsider. With no vested interests, he presents all sides of the story without fear or favour. Read about 40 of the most important UFO cases 9 official projects and reports on the subject 13 fascinatingly strange UFO characteristics 20 possible explanations for UFOs the very best photo and video evidence The Outsiders Guide to UFOs explains why there may be up to 3,000 totally inexplicable UFO sightings every year around the world. It also discusses four mind-blowing theories about UFOs, clarifies the background, simplifies the main questions, and presents evidence and counter-evidence about the mysterious things we see in the sky. More importantly, it recommends straightforward action to settle the UFO question once and for all.

The Key

A True Encounter
Author: Whitley Strieber
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101515155
Category: Philosophy
Page: 256
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From the bestselling author of Communion comes the mysterious true story of how an unknown visitor barged into Streiber's hotel room late one night--and imparted extraordinary lessons in personal development and man's fate that challenge us to rethink every assumption about the meaning of life. At two-thirty in the morning of June 6, 1998, Whitley Streiber was awakened by somebody knocking on his hotel room door. A man came in, and everything he said was life-altering. This is the unsettling and ultimately enlightening narrative of what happened that night. Strieber was never really sure who this strange and knowing visitor was--a "Master of Wisdom"? A figure from a different realm of consciousness? A preternaturally intelligent being? He called him the Master of the Key. The one thing of which Strieber was certain is that both the man and the encounter were real. The main concern of the Master of the Key is to save each of us from self-imprisonment. "Mankind is trapped," the stranger tells Strieber. "I want to help you spring the trap." In a sweeping exchange between Strieber and the stranger--which takes the form of a classical student- teacher dialogue in pursuit of inner understanding--the unknown man presents a lesson in human potential, esoteric psychology, and man's fate. He illuminates why man has been caught in a cycle of repeat violence and self-destruction--and the slender, but very real, possibility for release. In its breadth and intimacy, The Key is on par with contemporary metaphysical traditions, such as A Course in Miracles, or even with the dialogues of modern wisdom teachers, such as D.T. Suzuki and Carl Jung.

The Outsider


Author: H. Millard
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595194249
Category: Fiction
Page: 163
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Non-conformist and alienated, Buck wanders alone through a post-American America seeking meaning and the authentic.

The Outsider


Author: Arlene Hunt
Publisher: Portnoy Publishing
ISBN: 1909255076
Category: Fiction
Page: 352
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From the time she was born, Emma Byrne was different from other children. Shy and reclusive, her world revolved around animals, so much so that by the time she was 15, Emma was a much sought after horse trainer. So who would try to harm this gifted young woman? Who was shooting in Crilly Woods on that fateful August day? Emma’s twin brother, Anthony, is determined to get to the bottom of what happened to his sister, and in the course of his investigations makes a terrible mistake, one that will change all their lives forever. The Outsider: sometimes those who love us most hardly know us at all. REVIEWS “A wonderfully realised evocation of a tragedy within a tight-knit Irish rural community in an age where to be different was to be ostracised. Highly recommended.” – Irish Independent. “Hunt excels at excavating the petty passions of village life … deftly blurs the lines between justice and revenge and propels her tale into the realms of true tragedy.” – Irish Times. “Masterful” – Sunday Times. “It is a finely honed piece of writing. Five stars” – Crime Fiction Lover

The Constant Outsider


Author: Thomas M. Cirignano
Publisher: TM & DM Cirignano Jnt Livin
ISBN: 1436320933
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 366
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The Constant Outsider chronicles the radical choices made by the author as part of an intense struggle to fit in and be accepted within the challenging and often violent environments of Dorchester, South Boston and beyond.This memoir is a true and exciting account of what it was like for the son of an Italian immigrant to grow up, live, and work in the predominantly Irish sections of Boston, Massachusetts during some of the most volatile and violent decades in their histories. For those who were not exposed first hand to the extreme criminal activity and violence which was Southie during the Whitey Bulger years, the events the author experienced and the people he encountered should prove riveting. Having to co-exist with killers, drug dealers and other assorted criminals, as well as the many fine and honest people that were part of the community, sometimes caused the author to walk a fine line between participating in or rejecting the lawlessness that surrounded him.

Let's Face the Truth: An Outsider's View of the 2009 Great Recession


Author: Lenwood Fields
Publisher: Bookstand Publishing
ISBN: 1589097718
Category: Political Science
Page: 192
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Have you ever wondered what the Great Depression and the 2009 Great Recession have in common? Then wonder no more; please join me and explore significant contributors to the Great Depression and the 2009 Great Recession. Just as important, I have given you a few phrases of wisdom to help get you through those trying times after you have lost all motivation and purpose. In addition, I boldly offer two paradigm shifts that our political leaders, teachers, parents, economists, etc... need to observe ASAP!

The Outsiders


Author: S. E. Hinton
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101642610
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Page: 208
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50 years of an iconic classic! This international bestseller and inspiration for a beloved movie is a heroic story of friendship and belonging. No one ever said life was easy. But Ponyboy is pretty sure that he's got things figured out. He knows that he can count on his brothers, Darry and Sodapop. And he knows that he can count on his friends—true friends who would do anything for him, like Johnny and Two-Bit. But not on much else besides trouble with the Socs, a vicious gang of rich kids whose idea of a good time is beating up on “greasers” like Ponyboy. At least he knows what to expect—until the night someone takes things too far. The Outsiders is a dramatic and enduring work of fiction that laid the groundwork for the YA genre. S. E. Hinton's classic story of a boy who finds himself on the outskirts of regular society remains as powerful today as it was the day it was first published. "The Outsiders transformed young-adult fiction from a genre mostly about prom queens, football players and high school crushes to one that portrayed a darker, truer world." —The New York Times "Taut with tension, filled with drama." —The Chicago Tribune "[A] classic coming-of-age book." —Philadelphia Daily News A New York Herald Tribune Best Teenage Book A Chicago Tribune Book World Spring Book Festival Honor Book An ALA Best Book for Young Adults Winner of the Massachusetts Children's Book Award From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Perfect Outsider


Author: Loreth Anne White
Publisher: Harlequin
ISBN: 0373277741
Category: Fiction
Page: 224
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"Please help me figure out who I am." How can she leave him to die? June Farrow works for Cold Plains Search and Rescue as cover for her real mission-helping Devotees escape from Samuel Grayson's evil cult. The rugged man she finds in the woods has no memory, but evidence points to his being one of Grayson's murderous enforcers. Hardwired to save lives, June's only option is to take him to the safe house. "Jesse" is the name on his belt buckle-that's about the only thing he knows. Now he's being held prisoner by a beautiful stranger. The fierce attraction between them threatens to awaken details from his past. But how can he even trust himself when he might destroy those he's trying to protect?

An Outsider Among the Thespians


Author: Michael T.G. Yepes
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1499055447
Category: Fiction
Page: 276
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"Outsider Amongst the Thespians" derived from two sources. First, my 25-year-long commuting career in Los Angeles provided me with approximately 5,000-6,000 hours of uninterrupted music listening. Second, my love for Haydn eventually pointed towards a book of some sort. The combination of these two impetus (?impeti) resulted in the present novel. Since this is a work of fiction, I took liberties with some dates, such as the original performances of Mozart's three great Italian operas, as well as with a few details in Luigia Polzelli's adventurous life. For the purposes of the story, I'd also simplified the complexities of the then existing London theater companies. (Anyone interested in all the arcane details is hereby referred to the Theatre Museum and Library in Covent Garden!) I've also conjured up Lorenzo da Ponte for a brief, cameo appearance. And, "Wien, Wien nur Du allein" was written about 100+ years after these events. Otherwise, I tried to be as accurate as I knew how. Le Matin, Le Midi and Le Soir refer, of course, to three early Haydn symphonies by those names. The three books which helped me most were: 1) Karl Geiringer: Haydn, A Creative Life in Music, U. of California Press, Revised 1982 (Originally published in English in 1946). 2) H.C.C. Taylor: Goldoni: A Biography, (London, 1914). 3) M. Dorothy George: London Life in the Eighteenth Century, Academy Chicago Publishers, 1984. (First published in London in 1925) Visits to Drottningholm, Eisenstadt and Eszterhaza were of paramount importance; my last theatrical journey to London cemented in earlier impressions. The two final Haydn operas were revelations, in spite of their poor librettos. Regardless of the circumstances, Haydn, a consummate professional, always did his best. * I would like to express my deepest thanks to my sister, Mrs. Sioretine Gyepes Judit for her detailed editorial comments, and to Dr. Linda Schubert for her advice on the musical aspects of this book.

The Outsiders Within

Telling Australia's Indigenous-Asian Story
Author: Peta Stephenson
Publisher: UNSW Press
ISBN: 9780868408361
Category: History
Page: 250
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An engaging account of the ways in which over hundreds of years Indigenous and Asian people across northern and central Australia have traded, intermarried and built hybrid communities. It is also a disturbing expose of the persistent--sometimes paranoid--efforts of successive national governments to police, marginalize and outlaw these encounters.