The Outsider

Wilson, Colin

Published by Houghton Mifflin, 1956
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Title: The Outsider

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin

Publication Date: 1956

Binding: hardcover

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Boston. 1956. Houghton Mifflin. 1st Printing. Very Good In Slightly Worn Dustjacket. 288 pages. hardcover. Jacket design by Samuel H. Bryant. keywords: Literature England Essays. inventory # 2198. FROM THE PUBLISHER - The Outsider is the seminal work on alienation, creativity, and the modern mind-set. First published more than thirty years ago, it made its youthful author Englandís most controversial intellectual. The Outsider is an individual engaged in an intense self-exploration-a person who lives at the edge, challenges cultural values, and Ďstands for Truth.í Born into a world without perspective, where others simply drift through life, the Outsider creates his own set of rules and lives them in an unsympathetic environment. The relative handful of people who fulfilled Wilsonís definition of the Outsider in the 1950s have now become a significant social force, making Wilsonís vision more relevant today than ever. Through the works and lives of various artists-including Kafka, Camus, Eliot, Hemingway, Hesse, Lawrence, Van Gogh, Nijinsky, Shaw, Blake, Nietzsche, and Dostoyevski-Wilson explores the psyche of the Outsider, his effect on society, and societyís effect on him. Wilson illuminates the struggle of those who seek not only the transformation of Self but also the transformation of society as a whole. The book is essential for everyone who shares Wilsonís conviction that Ďa new religion is needed.í. Very Good In Slightly Worn Dustjacket. Bookseller Inventory # 2198

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