The Outsider (Colin Wilson)

1956 book by Colin Wilson

The Outsider is a 1956 book by English writer Colin Wilson.[1]

Mainly through the works of Dostoyevsky, Kafka, Camus and Sartre, Wilson explores the psyche of the Outsider, his effect on society, and society's effect on him.

The writers and artists he considers include H. G. Wells (Mind at the end of its tether), T. S. Eliot, Ernest Hemingway, Hermann Hesse, T. E. Lawrence, Vincent van Gogh, Vaslav Nijinsky, George Bernard Shaw, William Blake, Friedrich Nietzsche, and George Gurdjieff.

The overriding theme linking these writers is the theme of anomie, nihilism, or alienation from society.

References change

  1. "The Outsider". J.P. Tarcher. Archived from the original on 4 June 2011. Retrieved 22 March 2009.