Colin Wilson


Born
in Leicester, Leicestershire, England, The United Kingdom
June 26, 1931

Died
December 05, 2013

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Colin Henry Wilson was born and raised in Leicester, England, U.K. He left school at 16, worked in factories and various occupations, and read in his spare time. When Wilson was 24, Gollancz published The Outsider (1956) which examines the role of the social 'outsider' in seminal works of various key literary and cultural figures. These include Albert Camus, Jean-Paul Sartre, Ernest Hemingway, Hermann Hesse, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, William James, T. E. Lawrence, Vaslav Nijinsky and Vincent Van Gogh and Wilson discusses his perception of Social alienation in their work. The book was a best seller and helped popularize existentialism in Britain. Critical praise t
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“Life itself is an exile. The way home is not the way back.”
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“The average man is a conformist, accepting miseries and disasters with the stoicism of a cow standing in the rain.”
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“I've always believed that a writer has got to remain an outsider.”
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