Colin Wilson: Religion and the Rebel

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In The Outsider...I tried to give a sketch of certain positive attempts to solve the problems of the Outsider. These attempts pointed to a religious solution, but one which was only outlined. In this present book, I hope to present such a solution more fully. (40)*

Religion and the Rebel, Wilson's ill-fated sequel to The Outsider, was published by Victor Gollancz on October 21, 1957, and commences with a thirty-six page “Autobiographical Introduction”—a first attempt by the author to present his vision, “...and then to carry my sense of urgency back into my own personal life” (36). This marks the beginning of an important stage in Wilson's writing—a trend which p…

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Stanley, Colin. "Religion and the Rebel". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 10 July 2008
[, accessed 26 September 2016.]