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Outsider

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ISBN-10: 0874772060

ISBN-13: 9780874772067

Edition: Reprint 

Authors: Colin Wilson, Marilyn Ferguson, Marilyn Ferguson

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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 England's 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 "stands for Truth." 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 Wilson's definition of the Outsider in the 1950s have now become a significant social force, making Wilson's vision more relevant…    
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Book details

List price: $15.95
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 9/1/1987
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.748

Colin Wilson was born on June 26, 1931 in Leicester, England. He attended a local technical school, where he did well in physics and chemistry, and left at 16 to work in a wool factory. Before becoming a writer, he worked as a laboratory assistant, tax clerk, laborer and hospital porter. His first book, The Outsider, was published in 1956 when he was 24 years old. During his lifetime, he wrote more than 100 works on a wide variety of subjects including philosophy, religion, occult and supernatural phenomenea, music, sex, crime and critical theory. His other works include Religion and the Rebel, The Age of Defeat, Ritual in the Dark, The Strength to Dream, Origins of the Sexual Impulse, The…    

Foreword
Introduction: The Outsider Twenty Years On
The Country of the Blind
World Without Values
The Romantic Outsider
The Attempt to Gain Control
The Pain Threshold
The Question of Identity
The Great Synthesis...
The Outsider as Visionary
Breaking the Circuit
Notes
Postscript to the Outsider