Thursday, September 01, 2016

Genuine outsider …

… Albion Awakening: Colin Wilson and the English. (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)

When Wilson's first book (The Outsider) came out, I think it was misunderstood to be in the despair-inducing tradition of Continental existentialism; which the Establishment was keen to promote. But when it became clear, with Religion and the Rebel, that Wilson was seeking a new spiritual and religious energy and optimism - then the attempt was made to demoralise him by a mixture of shunning and mocking.

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