A lively, compelling and concise account at the battlefront of the fight against the pessimistic world-view. A book for anyone who wants to see how they can
make a difference simply by the way they perceive the world.
Published to coincide with the 50th Anniversary of The Outsider, Colin Wilson's classic study of existential despair.
Colin Wilson is one of the two original 'Angry
Young Men'. Now in his seventy-fourth year the writer and philosopher
sums up his thinking and beliefs, and brings new thoughts to bear
on his subject.
At the core of his philosophy are the concepts
of 'intentionality' and the 'peak experience'. Wilson shows us that
if we will only open our eyes and direct perception properly we
can use our minds in the most positive sense, to change ourselves
and the world around us.
Wilson also talks about his fiction and his writings
on criminology and the occult.
interview by writer and International Herald Tribune journalist
Brad Spurgeon was conducted at Wilson's home in Gorran Haven, near
St Austell, in Cornwall. Sometimes controversial, often challenging, the dialogue and accompanying articles by Colin Wilson provide an excellent overview for new readers. Those who already know his work and want to keep up to date will also welcome this book.
“An indispensable companion
for anyone interested in the French existentialists.”
“An ideal primer to the ideas of Colin Wilson.”
Western Daily Mail (UK)
“Brad Spurgeon asks searching questions and
does a first rate job.”
(incorporating the Colin Wilson Newsletter)
“This is a nice little book that compliments
the recent biography, ‘Dreaming to Some Purpose’.”
D M Mitchell