Colin Wilson, the Outsider and Beyond


Author: Clifford P. Bendau
Publisher: Wildside Press LLC
ISBN: 0893702293
Category: Reference
Page: 63
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Wilson, who is acknowledged for the consistently high quality of his prose, whether it be fiction, nonfiction, or criticism, has refused to accept the limitations of genre or form, or to be placed in some literary cubbyhole. Clifford P. Bendau here covers Wilson's work, from his first appearance as a literary enfant terrible, to the publication of his landmark novel, The Space Vampyres (1976), regarded by many critics as one of his finest works.

Beyond the Robot

The Life and Work of Colin Wilson
Author: Gary Lachman
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0698184319
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 416
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Historian Gary Lachman delivers a fascinating, rollicking biography of literary and cultural rebel Colin Wilson, one of the most adventurous, hopeful, and least understood intellects of the past century. You will embark on the intellectual ride of a lifetime in this rediscovery of the life and work of writer, rebel, and social experimenter Colin Wilson (1931-2013). Author of the classic The Outsider, Wilson, across his 118 books, purveyed a philosophy of mind power and human potential that made him one of the least understood and most important voices of the twentieth century. Wilson helped usher in the cultural revolution of the 1960s with his landmark work, The Outsider, published in 1956. The Outsider was an intelligent, meticulous, and unprecedented study of nonconformity in all facets of life. Wilson, finally, became a prolific and unparalleled historian of the occult, providing a generation of readers with a responsible and scholarly entry point to a world of mysteries. Now, acclaimed historian Gary Lachman, a friend of Wilson and a scholar of his work, provides an extraordinary and delightful biography that delves into the life, thought, and evolution of one of the greatest intellectual rebels and underrated visionaries of the twentieth century. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Beyond the Occult

Twenty Years' Research into the Paranormal
Author: Colin Wilson
Publisher: Watkins Media Limited
ISBN: 1780286945
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 524
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Colin Wilson has explored the paranormal universe ever since he researched his first highly successful work, The Occult: "the most interesting, informative and thought-provoking book on the subject."* Now, 20 years later, he offers an even wider examination of the mystical and paranormal. And what he has produced is amazing—a thoroughly convincing general theory of the occult. Wilson powerfully posits that our so-called "normal" experience may in fact besubnormal, and that evolution has brought us near the edge of a quantum leap into a hugely expanded human consciousness. Combining fascinating glimpses into the paranormal world with the latest scientific thinking on the nature of "physical reality," he reveals the usually unseen powers of the human mind and discusses why he has become convinced that disembodied spirits do exist.

Outsider

Eine Geschichte des Torhu ̈ters
Author: Jonathan Wilson
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783730700990
Category:
Page: 399
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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

Reflections on the Work of Colin Wilson


Author: N.A
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 1527528448
Category: Music
Page: 141
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When the archive of the English philosopher and polymath Colin Wilson (1931-2013) was officially opened at the University of Nottingham, UK, in the summer of 2011, it was agreed among those present that a conference should be held there to discuss his work. In July 2016, the First International Colin Wilson Conference was staged with the Proceedings being published a year later. The success of that conference inevitably meant that a second was arranged and held two years later in July 2018. This volume—which will be of interest to scholars and fans of Wilson’s work, in addition to students of philosophy and consciousness studies—contains the transcripts of the papers presented on July 6, 2018: day one of that second conference. Experts, scholars and fans, from around the globe, gathered to hear and present papers on a variety of Wilson-related topics ranging from Existentialism to the Occult; from Robert Musil to classical music; and from Transpersonal Psychology to Transcendental Evolution.

The Misfits

A Study of Sexual Outsiders
Author: Colin Wilson
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Literature
Page: 271
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Phänomene des Unbekannten

Rätsel des Universums ; übersinnliche Kräfte ; Vampire, Geister und Phantome ; Ufos und Aliens
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783938264089
Category:
Page: 137
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Starseekers


Author: Colin Wilson
Publisher: Doubleday Books
ISBN: N.A
Category: Science
Page: 271
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St. James Guide to Horror, Ghost & Gothic Writers


Author: David Pringle
Publisher: St James Press
ISBN: N.A
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 746
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Provides background information and a critical evaluation of authors of horror, ghost and gothic fiction, and lists each author's works in these fields and in other genres.

Rudolf Steiner

The Man and His Vision: An Introduction to the Life and Ideas of the Founder of Anthroposophy
Author: Colin Wilson
Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser
ISBN: N.A
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 176
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