Colin Wilson: Beyond the Outsider: the philosophy of the future

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In his “Preface”, Colin Wilson explains that:

Beyond the Outsider is the sixth and last volume of a ‘cycle’ in my work, a series that began in 1956 with The Outsider, and continued with Religion and the Rebel, The Age of Defeat, The Strength to Dream and Origins of the Sexual Impulse. These books are closely linked—so closely that it is impossible for any one of them to be fully understood without the others. Each approaches the same problem from a different angle, and attempts to develop the viewpoint outlined in the previous book. (p. 11)

He expresses surprise that no reviewers appeared to notice that the books were connected, but …

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Stanley, Colin. "Beyond the Outsider: the philosophy of the future". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 29 December 2008
[, accessed 27 September 2016.]