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

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.

Cinema of Outsiders

The Rise of American Independent Film
Author: Emanuel Levy
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 0814752896
Category: Social Science
Page: 601
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A Los Angeles Times Bestseller The most important development in American culture of the last two decades is the emergence of independent cinema as a viable alternative to Hollywood. Indeed, while Hollywood's studios devote much of their time and energy to churning out big-budget, star-studded event movies, a renegade independent cinema that challenges mainstream fare continues to flourish with strong critical support and loyal audiences. Cinema of Outsiders is the first and only comprehensive chronicle of contemporary independent movies from the late 1970s up to the present. From the hip, audacious early works of maverick David Lynch, Jim Jarmusch, and Spike Lee, to the contemporary Oscar-winning success of indie dynamos, such as the Coen brothers (Fargo), Quentin Tarentino (Pulp Fiction), and Billy Bob Thornton (Sling Blade), Levy describes in a lucid and accessible manner the innovation and diversity of American indies in theme, sensibility, and style. Documenting the socio-economic, political and artistic forces that led to the rise of American independent film, Cinema of Outsiders depicts the pivotal role of indie guru Robert Redford and his Sundance Film Festival in creating a showcase for indies, the function of film schools in supplying talent, and the continuous tension between indies and Hollywood as two distinct industries with their own structure, finance, talent and audience. Levy describes the major cycles in the indie film movement: regional cinema, the New York school of film, African-American, Asian American, gay and lesbian, and movies made by women. Based on exhaustive research of over 1,000 movies made between 1977 and 1999, Levy evaluates some 200 quintessential indies, including Choose Me, Stranger Than Paradise, Blood Simple, Blue Velvet, Desperately Seeking Susan, Slacker, Poison, Reservoir Dogs, Gas Food Lodging, Menace II Society, Clerks, In the Company of Men, Chasing Amy, The Apostle, The Opposite of Sex, and Happiness. Cinema of Outsiders reveals the artistic and political impact of bold and provocative independent movies in displaying the cinema of "outsiders"-the cinema of the "other America."

Silence, Feminism, Power

Reflections at the Edges of Sound
Author: S. Malhotra,A. Carillo Rowe,Aimee Carillo Rowe
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137002379
Category: Social Science
Page: 272
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An interrogation of the often-unexamined assumption that silence is oppressive, to consider the multiple possibilities silence enables. The volume features diverse feminist reflections on the nuanced relationship between silence and voice to foreground the creative, meditative, generative and resistive power our silences engender.

The Future of Political Community

Author: Gideon Baker,Jens Bartelson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134033354
Category: Political Science
Page: 224
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This book explores the alternative futures of political community and moves beyond the critique of what is wrong with existing, state-based forms of political community. It does so not with the defence of a particular normative model of political community in mind, but rather in the quest for new ways of thinking about political community itself. Exploring how the political must be rethought in the twenty-first century and beyond, this book is divided into three parts: Part I focuses on the core problem that, despite the obvious need to rethink political community ‘beyond’ the nation state, our conceptual language is still thoroughly shaped by modernity, its prioritisation of the state and sovereignty, and its assumption of unifying progress in history. Part II focuses on postmodern political community, these chapters take up the calls made above for new thinking about political community that goes ‘beyond’ modern conceptions. Part III turns to the question of the emergence and decline of new forms of political community. The purpose of this section is to consider how the transformation of political community occurs in practice, and what the primary driver of this change is globally, locally and historically. This book will be of strong interest to students and scholars of International Relations, Political and Social Theory.

True Change

How Outsiders on the Inside Get Things Done in Organizations
Author: Janice A. Klein
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780787976460
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 250
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Drawing on her own long-term research and extensive work experience, Janice Klein reveals how the power of people (insiders who are able to see problems from outsider's perspective), approach ("pulling change"), and system (support infrastructure) combine to turn new ideas and concepts into institutionalized practices. In particular, certain people inside organizations "outsiders on the inside" are key to driving innovation, adaptation, and real change. Using examples from leading companies in MIT's Leaders for Manufacturing (LFM) and System Design and Management (SDM) Partnership -- such as Boeing, Intel, Motorola, Alcoa, Ford, Kodak, and others -- she shows how employees at all levels can learn how to become "an outsider on the inside," and be in the right place at the right time to discover opportunities to "pull" into their organization. Throughout, we grow to understand the perspectives of numerous "outsiders on the inside," by hearing their voices and observing their actions. The strategy Klein provides is relevant for any company that hopes to build a change capability, rather than attempt only to manage change.

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 . . .

Der Outsider

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 sympathische Coach 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. »Im Erschaffen von Monstern unterschiedlichster Art ist Stephen King einfach unerreicht. Das in Der Outsider ist wahrlich nicht von schlechten Eltern.« The New York Times

Inky Verses and Polished Hearses

A Series of Dark Poems
Author: E. Bassey
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1479772283
Category: Poetry
Page: 66
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A conversation with a friend inspired E. Bassey to pen this book. In this publication he blends two writing techniques, poetry and storytelling. This title is a hybrid of the two aforementioned styles of literature. In addition, these writings are uniquely governed by a theme of horror. Each poem is a different tale that centers on a character or characters. This piece of work is innovative, refreshing and intricate. "Inky Verses and Polished Hearses" truly showcases E. Basseys appreciation for art and entertainment.

The Outsider

A Biography
Author: Robert Donmayr
ISBN: 9780955342004
Page: N.A
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Seeing Red

Author: Kathryn Erskine
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 0545576458
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 352
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National Book Award winner Kathryn Erskine delivers a powerful story of family, friendship, and race relations in the South. Life will never be the same for Red Porter. He's a kid growing up around black car grease, white fence paint, and the backward attitudes of the folks who live in his hometown, Rocky Gap, Virginia. Red's daddy, his idol, has just died, leaving Red and Mama with some hard decisions and a whole lot of doubt. Should they sell the Porter family business, a gas station, repair shop, and convenience store rolled into one, where the slogan -- "Porter's: We Fix it Right!" -- has been shouting the family's pride for as long as anyone can remember? With Daddy gone, everything's different. Through his friendship with Thomas, Beau, and Miss Georgia, Red starts to see there's a lot more than car motors and rusty fenders that need fixing in his world. When Red discovers the injustices that have been happening in Rocky Gap since before he was born, he's faced with unsettling questions about his family's legacy.

Outsiders Looking in

The Rossettis Then and Now
Author: David Clifford,Laurence Roussillon
Publisher: Anthem Press
ISBN: 9781843311065
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 284
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This new interdisciplinary collection of writing explores the achievements of the Rossettis in the context of the Victorian era and in the light of modern cultural and literary criticism. 'Outsiders Looking In' considers the position that the Anglo-Italian Rossettis occupied in the cultural melee of mid-Victorian London, a status that was both central and fringe owing to their dual nationality.

Christianity and the Outsider

A Lawyer Looks at Justice and Justification
Author: James W. Geiger
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1621894568
Category: Religion
Page: 214
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What does Christianity have to say about the salvation of the African tribesman who died before the missionaries arrived, and the great sorrow of the Messianic Jew who grieves for family and friends who did not or will not acknowledge his Jesus as their Messiah? C. S. Lewis said these outsiders represent the scandal of exclusivity. Jim Geiger is a Christian insider and fully committed to the exclusivity of Christ's atonement. However, he is suggesting an expanded Christology where: • The constant speed of light in E = mc2 corroborates the constant Christ of Heb 13:8. • Special and general relativity model special and general revelation. • The Christ of general revelation represents the hope of salvation for some of Christianity's outsiders.

Memoris of a Spiritual Outsider

Author: Suzanne Clores
Publisher: Conari Press
ISBN: 9781609255329
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 250
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Cultivating a spiritual practice among hip, urbane Generation Next-ers is "as unpopular as letter writing," muses author Suzanne Clores. Yet her exploration of nontraditional religions and her conversations with other seekers offer a fascinating glimpse into the hearts and minds of young women searching for meaning in a secular world. Fed up with a life that is comfortable yet lacking in substance, Clores sets out to find "authentic spirituality." By examining her own and other women's postcollege longing for spirituality, she attempts to unravel the dilemma of a generation that didn't grow up with a religious emphasis. The result is one of the first books to mirror young women's yearning for a spiritual path they can fully and wholeheartedly embrace.

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.

Around Terlingua

Author: Thomas C. Alex and Robert E. Wirt
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 1467132012
Category: History
Page: 128
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"In dedication to Robert Wirt. His passing on January 12, 2013, was a shock to many and a loss to the heritage of Terlingua"--Verso of title-page.

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!


A fast-paced racing thriller of danger and skulduggery
Author: John Francome
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0755376234
Category: Fiction
Page: 300
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When the odds are stacked against you do you give in or get even? John Francome explores danger and skulduggery on the race track in his racing thriller Outsider. The perfect read for fans of Felix Francis' Pulse and Triple Crown. 'Thrills, twists and turns on and off the racecourse' - Irish Independent Already a leading jockey in his home country, Jake Felton comes to England to further his career and avoid confrontation with New York's racing mafia. But his plans to combine the life of an English squire with that of a top-flight jockey look like they're coming to a sticky end when he falls victim to a series of accidents that begin to seem all too deliberate. Aided and abetted by typical English rose Camilla Fielding, Jake discovers that he's been targeted by a ruthless and professional killer. And now he urgently needs to find out why... What readers are saying about Outsider: 'True work of an excellent thriller writing' 'First class read as usual with all the twists and turns you would expect from Francome' 'Keeps you guessing until the end'