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 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

The Outsider

Prejudice and Politics in Italy
Author: Paul M. Sniderman,Pierangelo Peri,Rui J.P. de Figueiredo Jr.,Thomas Piazza
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9780691094977
Category: Social Science
Page: 232
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"The study of prejudice has been stimulated, but also limited, by the development of competing partial theories. Prejudice and group conflict are said to be rooted in the psychological makeup of individuals, or alternatively, to spring from real competition over material goods or social status, or yet again, to follow in the wake of a quest for identity. But the principal proponents of each theory have insisted that just so far as their approach is right, then at least one of the others must be wrong, or at most of marginal importance. It is the distinctive effort of The Outsider to develop a unified theory of prejudice integrating personality, realistic conflict, and social identity approaches."--Jacket.

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.

The Outsider

A Novel
Author: Stephen King
Publisher: Gallery Books
ISBN: 1501181009
Category: Fiction
Page: 576
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Soon to be an HBO limited series starring Ben Mendelsohn! Evil has many faces…maybe even yours in this #1 New York Times bestseller from master storyteller Stephen King. An eleven-year-old boy’s violated corpse is discovered in a town park. Eyewitnesses and fingerprints point unmistakably to one of Flint City’s most popular citizens—Terry Maitland, Little League coach, English teacher, husband, and father of two girls. Detective Ralph Anderson, whose son Maitland once coached, orders a quick and very public arrest. Maitland has an alibi, but Anderson and the district attorney soon have DNA evidence to go with the fingerprints and witnesses. Their case seems ironclad. As the investigation expands and horrifying details begin to emerge, King’s story kicks into high gear, generating strong tension and almost unbearable suspense. Terry Maitland seems like a nice guy, but is he wearing another face? When the answer comes, it will shock you as only Stephen King can.

The Faith of the Outsider

Exclusion and Inclusion in the Biblical Story
Author: Frank A. Spina
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
ISBN: 9780802828644
Category: Religion
Page: 206
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This book offers a probing, insightful look at the "outsider" motif running through the Bible. The biblical story about God's covenant with "insiders" -- with Israel as the chosen people -- is scandalous in today's cultural climate of inclusivity. But, as Frank Anthony Spina shows, God's exclusive election actually has an inclusive purpose. Looking carefully at the biblical narrative, Spina highlights in bold relief seven remarkable stories that treat nonelect people positively and, even more, as strategically important participants in God's plan of salvation. The stories of Esau, Tamar, Rahab, Naaman, Jonah, Ruth, and the woman at the well come alive in new ways as Spina discusses and examines them from an outsider-insider point of view.

The Outsider


Author: Colin Wilson
Publisher: Diversion Publishing Corp.
ISBN: 1626813825
Category: Psychology
Page: 324
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As relevant today as when it originally published, THE OUTSIDER explores the mindset of characters who exist on the margins, and the artists who take them there. Published to immense acclaim, THE OUTSIDER helped to make popular the literary concept of existentialism. Authors like Sartre, Kafka, Hemingway, and Dostoyevsky, as well as artists like Van Gogh and Nijinsky delved for a deeper understanding of the human condition in their work, and Colin Wilson’s landmark book encapsulated a character found time and time again: the outsider. How does he influence society? And how does society influence him? It’s a question as relevant to today’s iconic characters (from Don Draper to Voldemort) as it was when initially published. Wilson’s seminal work is a must-have for those who love books and are fascinated by that most difficult to understand of characters.

The Outsider


Author: Penelope Williamson
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476731012
Category: Fiction
Page: 576
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After her husband is killed by vigilantes, Rachel Yoder seeks refuge on her Montana ranch, but her life is changed when she comes to the aid of a mysterious, severely wounded stranger who stumbles onto her land.

The Outsider


Author: H. Lovecraft
Publisher: Litres
ISBN: 5457675033
Category: Fiction
Page: N.A
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In this work, a mysterious man who has been living alone in a castle for as long as he can remember decides to break free in search of human contact.

The Outsider

A Journey Into My Father's Struggle With Madness
Author: Nathaniel Lachenmeyer
Publisher: Broadway Books
ISBN: 0767908988
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 288
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The Outsider is an unsentimental yet profoundly moving look at one family’s experience with mental illness. In 1978, Charles Lachenmeyer was a happily married professor of sociology who lived in the New York suburbs with his wife and nine-year-old son, Nathaniel. But within a few short years, schizophrenia–a devastating mental illness with no known cure–would cost him everything: his sanity, his career, his family, even the roof over his head. Upon learning of his father’s death in 1995, Nathaniel set out to search for the truth behind his father’s haunted, solitary existence. Rich in imagery and poignant symbolism, The Outsider is a beautifully written memoir of a father’s struggle to survive with dignity, and a son’s struggle to know the father he lost to schizophrenia long before he finally lost him to death. The Outsider is a recipient of the Kenneth Johnson Memorial Research Library Book Award and is the winner of the 2000 Bell of Hope Award, presented annually by the Mental Health Association of Philadelphia to honor “significant and far-reaching contributions benefiting those facing the challenge of mental illness.”

The Outsider


Author: Patrick Playter Hartigan
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 0557015146
Category:
Page: 34
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Manuscript completed in 2004 in Portland, Oregon

The Outsider

A Novel
Author: Ann H. Gabhart
Publisher: Revell
ISBN: 9781585589531
Category: Fiction
Page: 352
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For as long as she can remember, Gabrielle Hope has had the gift of knowing--visions that warn of things to come. When she and her mother joined the Pleasant Hill Shaker community in 1807, the community embraced her gift. But Gabrielle fears this gift, for the visions are often ones of sorrow and tragedy. When one of these visions comes to pass, a local doctor must be brought in to save the life of a young man, setting into motion a chain of events that will challenge Gabrielle's loyalty to the Shakers. As she falls deeper into a forbidden love for this man of the world, Gabrielle must make a choice. Can she experience true happiness in this simple and chaste community? Or will she abandon her brothers and sisters for a life of the unknown? Soulful and filled with romance, The Outsider lets readers live within a bygone time among a unique and peculiar people. This tender and thought-provoking story will leave readers wanting more from this writer.

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

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

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


Author: Melinda Metz
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0743434420
Category: Fiction
Page: 176
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The acclaimed Roswell High series—and the inspiration for the upcoming Roswell, New Mexico TV series airing on the CW—returns with this new introduction, perfect for fans of Stranger Things and Riverdale. He’s not like other guys. Liz has seen him around school. It’s hard to miss Max—the tall, blond, blue-eyed senior stands out among all the other students at Roswell High. 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 he knows he can’t get too close. He can’t risk her discovering the truth about who he is—or what he is.... Because the truth could kill her.

The Outsider

A History of the Goalkeeper
Author: Jonathan Wilson
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1409123200
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 320
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'Aloof, solitary, impassive, the crack goalie is followed in the streets by entranced small boys. He vies with the matador and the flying aces, an object of thrilled adulation. He is the lone eagle, the man of mystery, the last defender' Vladimir Nabokov Albert Camus, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Yevgeny Yevtushenko, Pope John Paul II, Julian Barnes and not forgetting Nabokov himself ... it's safe to say the position of goalkeeper has over the years attracted a different sort of character than your average footballer. In this first-ever cultural history of the 'loner' between the posts, Jonathan Wilson traces the sometimes dangerous intellectual and literary preoccupations of the keeper, and looks at how the position has secured a certain existential cool. He travels to the Bassa region of Cameroon, which has produced two of Africa's greatest keepers, and also to Romania to talk to Helmuth Duckadam, who saved four penalties for Steaua Bucharest in the 1986 European Cup final. His absorbing tactical and technical insights into football history even take us back to the days when matches were contested without a man between the sticks. THE OUTSIDER is the definitive account of that most mysterious of footballing personalities - the goalkeeper.

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: 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: 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 . . .