The Outsider by Colin Wilson

The Outsider

by Colin Wilson

“It is repetition of Van Gogh’s problem  – the day by day struggle for intensity that disappears overnight, all interrupted by human trivialities and endless pettiness”.

I tend to agree.
Wilson wrote this book while skint and living in a library – not as tough as the protagonists he examines,  the beatific, those that were mad to live and of course the pain.

It’s passionately written and it really drags you into the subject matter of real and fictitious archetypes of man’s struggle –   from Beowulf legend to Albert Camus existential woes and the internal ouchn’ess of being.

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