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Existential Literary Criticism – CW Studies # 23

The work goes on. Colin Wilson’s Existential Literary Criticism: a guide for students by Colin Stanley For nearly sixty years, throughout his career, Colin Wilson has championed existential criticism, asserting that a book should not just be judged by the tenets of literary criticism or theory alone but also on what it has to say, … Continue reading

Colin Henry Wilson 26 June 1931 – 5 December 2013.

By Vaughan Rapatahana Given that Colin was himself rather prone to sweeping generalizations, indeed could on occasion be accused of hyperbolic rushes, I do not think that it is an exaggeration for me to state quite simply that Wilson was one of the more important writers and thinkers of his generation and as such that … Continue reading

CW obituary – from The Independent (and many others)

Writer and philosopher whose work, beginning with ‘The Outsider’, searched for the meaning of man’s existence Colin Wilson was one of the most prolific and eclectic writers of the 20th century. In more than 150 books and countless articles and contributions to other works, published over 50 years, he covered subjects as diverse as existentialism, … Continue reading

X marks the treasure. A Colin Wilson appreciation – part one.

He changed my life. No irony, he really did. And I’d like to show my gratitude. When I read that Colin Wilson told Iris Murdoch that he wanted to live until he was 300, I seriously imagined that he would. Every year, a CW book or two (or more) would appear without fail, usually in … Continue reading

Colin Wilson 1931 – 2013.

I’m sad to post that Colin passed away last night (5th of December) at 11:45pm, after a lengthy illness. I will post a full appreciation very soon.