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 Faith of the Outsider

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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The classic study of alienation, existentialism, and how great artists have portrayed characters who exist on the margins of society. Published to immense acclaim in the mid-1950s, The Outsider helped 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 the outsider 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 The Outsider was initially published. A fascinating study blending philosophy, psychology, and literature, Wilson’s seminal work is a must-have for those who are fascinated by the character of the outsider. “Luminously intelligent . . . A real contribution to our understanding of our deepest predicament.” —Philip Toynbee “Leaves the reader with a heightened insight into a crucial drama of the human spirit.” —Atlantic Monthly

Around the Outsider

Author: Colin Stanley

Publisher: John Hunt Publishing

ISBN: 1846948843

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 345

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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 Interviews

Author: Jim Henderson,Todd Hunter,Craig Spinks

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 1441211888

Category: Religion

Page: 192

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Statistics tell us that Christianity has an image problem. But what are the stories behind the stats? This question led Jim Henderson, Todd Hunter, and Craig Spinks to host a national interview tour with young non-Christians and Christians in Kansas City, Phoenix, Denver, and Seattle. They wanted to hear why Christians get such a bad rap and what we can do to improve. Inspired by David Kinnaman's bestselling book unChristian, The Outsider Interviews provides close encounters with what a new generation really thinks of Christianity and helps readers learn to live faithfully in a fast-changing world.

Gospel for the Outsider

Author: Patrick Whitworth

Publisher: Sacristy Press

ISBN: 1908381248

Category: Religion

Page: 159

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The Gospel for the Outsider not only serves as a useful guide for church leaders and preachers as they look again at Luke’s writings from the point of view of reaching Outsiders, but it will also be a useful study guide or resource for Bible Study Groups who want to take a fresh look at familiar material.

The Outsider's Redemption

Author: Joanna Wayne

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1460350464

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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By day, these agents are cowboys: by night they are specialized government operatives. Men bound by love, loyalty and the law—they've vowed to keep their missions and identities confidential…. THE MISSION: ESCORT AN EXPECTANT MOTHER… TO THE ENEMY? Cody Gannon had never belonged anywhere until he'd joined Texas Confidential, but now even that haven had become uncertain. Cody was along again, and determined to prove himself…. But was turning in single mother-to-be Sarah Rand the way to do it? He'd been told she was the enemy, but her vulnerable green eyes told a different story. Someone had lured them both into the open and would stop at nothing to get the information Sarah carried with her. And now with Sarah's condition and his newfound love for her a priority, Cody came to a hard realization. To keep Sarah safe, he would have to break the law….

The Outsider, Art and Humour

Author: Paul Clements

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1000057704

Category: Art

Page: 216

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This cross-disciplinary book, situated on the periphery of culture, employs humour to better comprehend the arts, the outsider and exclusion, illuminating the ever-changing social landscape, the vagaries of taste and limits of political correctness. Each chapter deals with specific themes and approaches – from the construct of outsider and complexity of humour, to Outsider Art and spaces – using various theoretical and analytical methods. Paul Clements draws on humour, especially from visual arts and culture (and to a lesser extent literature, film, music and performance), as a tool of ridicule, amongst other discourses, employed by the powerful but also as a weapon to satirize them. These ambiguous representations vary depending on context, often assimilated then reinterpreted in a game of authenticity that is poignant in a world of facsimile and 'fake news'. The humour styles of a range of artists are highlighted to reveal the fluidity and diversity of meaning which challenges expectations and at its best offers resistance and, crucially, a voice for the marginal. This book will be of particular interest to scholars in art history, cultural studies, fine art, humour studies and visual culture.

The Outsider’S Guide to Ufos

Author: James T. Abbott

Publisher: Archway Publishing

ISBN: 1480854573

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 370

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What exactly is impossible in this universe? The Outsiders Guide to UFOs is for anyone for whom the UFO thing is enduringly fascinating but bafflingly complex. It cuts out all the smoke and mirrors and focuses on core questions like what are UFOs, how long have they been around, and are they hoaxes, figments of the imagination, or real? Author James Abbott is a highly experienced researcher who has spent years studying this timeless debate as an outsider. With no vested interests, he presents all sides of the story without fear or favour. Read about 40 of the most important UFO cases 9 official projects and reports on the subject 13 fascinatingly strange UFO characteristics 20 possible explanations for UFOs the very best photo and video evidence The Outsiders Guide to UFOs explains why there may be up to 3,000 totally inexplicable UFO sightings every year around the world. It also discusses four mind-blowing theories about UFOs, clarifies the background, simplifies the main questions, and presents evidence and counter-evidence about the mysterious things we see in the sky. More importantly, it recommends straightforward action to settle the UFO question once and for all.

The Outsider's Guide to Your Va Benefits

Author: Michael Bushell

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1440113084

Category: Self-Help

Page: 82

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I have spoken to veterans from the Koren War to the current wars. These veterans feelings the same way about the VA Benefit Claims System...the system is broken and no one is trying to fix it. If the system broken, then how can I get the help I need to successfully file for my VA benefits? You must educate yourself on how the system works and manage your personal information. This is one of the ways to successfully file and receive your VA benefits. The information on "how to file" and "what to writing" is out there online. However the people in the VA system neglected to tell you this vital piece of information. In my book I give examples and where to go to get the information that you need to successfully file and receive your VA benefits.