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CW in a cultural context – new book 

A very interesting new study on Wilson is available to buy here. Bargaining with the Devil: The Work of Colin Wilson in a Cultural Context by Nigel Bray is published by CreateSpace. “This book is not a systematic or chronological study of his life and work, but an attempt to place him in a cultural … Continue reading

Collected Essays on Philosophers 

Available from the 1st of May, this collection of rare essays on philosophers is expertly introduced by John Shand and edited by pioneering Wilson scholar/bibliographer Colin Stanley. It’s 253 pages feature dissections of seventeen philosophers. Besides the usual suspects (Nietzsche, Husserl, Camus, Sartre, Whitehead, Wittgenstein, Derrida) there are also studies of Cassirer, Ayer, Popper, Russell, … Continue reading

Colin Wilson Conference 2016

First International Colin Wilson Conference Friday July 1, 2016 (9.30am – 5pm) University of Nottingham, Kings Meadow Campus, Lenton Lane, Nottingham NG7 2NR United Kingdom One-day conference on the work of Colin Wilson List of Papers Simon Brighton: The Colin Wilson Audio Project Professor Stephen R. L. Clark: Lovecraft and the Search for Meaning Lindsay … Continue reading

Colin Wilson World – redesigned site

Geoff Ward’s excellent Wilson site has been given a graphic sprinkling of digital fairy dust with lots of new features and a spanking new design. Highly recommended! See it here.

Novels to Some Purpose by Nicholas Tredell (CW Studies # 25) 

 Novels to Some Purpose: The Fiction of Colin Wilson by Nicolas Tredell  [Colin Wilson Studies # 25] Colin Wilson (1931-2013), best known for studies such as The Outsider (1956), Introduction to the New Existentialism (1966), The Occult (1971), considered his fiction to be an integral part of his oeuvre, often deliberately linking a novel … Continue reading

    PSYCHOPATHICA METROSEXUALIS

Liber vel Bogus: The Real Confession of Aleister Crowley by Richard T. Cole. (TBC) If Colin Wilson were still around he would have doubtless recommended, if not introduced this unusual title.  This soon to be released book has succeeded in causing some concern amongst custodians of Aleister Crowley’s legacy, but it deserves to be read by … Continue reading

Publishing news: An End to Murder, plus The Ultimate Colin Wilson Bibliography

Two important Wilson texts are to be released this year. Colin Stanley is to release the final, definitive version of his very comprehensive Wilson bibliography next month. Limited to just 50 numbered copies – now 49 as I’ve just bought one – it can be obtained for £25 including UK post if ordered before publication … Continue reading

Polari Ontology – Buried Wilson # 1 (A34. c. )*

This is the debut of what will be a long series of Wilson quotes illustrated by some retro cover art from my comprehensive library. First editions will be mined, beautifully trashy paperbacks, old newsprint and xeroxes will be reanimated. My intention is to unearth forgotten licks amongst the usual Wilson riffs – so there’ll be … Continue reading

Colin Wilson Memorial, St. James Church Piccadilly, Oct. 14th

The impressive church in Piccadilly was a perfect location for a celebration of the life and works of Colin Wilson. For not only had Colin spoke there previously – on Superconsciousness – not only had it served as a memorial location for Robert Graves, St. James was also the scene of William Blake’s christening several … Continue reading

Colin Wilson Conference 2016

To celebrate the 60th anniversary of The Outsider, Nottingham University will be hosting a Colin Wilson Conference with four speakers (to be confirmed) plus an exhibition of Wilson materials from their Manuscripts and Special Collections Department. Full details on how delegates can attend and who will be speaking will follow later but places are strictly … Continue reading

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