Colin Wilson: Introduction to the New Existentialism (5110 words)

Download PDF Save to Bookshelf Share on Facebook Tweet Report an Error

Introduction to the New Existentialism is the seventh, and final, volume in Colin Wilson's Outsider Cycle*. It was published by Hutchinson & Co. in April 1966, and by Houghton Mifflin Co., a year later, in the U.S. In his Preface to the 1980 Wildwood House reprint (re-titled The New Existentialism) he explains: “I decided that it was a bit too much to expect my readers to read the [previous] six volumes of my “Outsider Sequence”, and that I would try and summarise its essence in one short volume. The result was... perhaps the best and clearest summary of my central ideas....” (8**)

And in the Preface to the original edition, he adds:

The purpose of this book is described …


Citation:
Stanley, Colin. "Introduction to the New Existentialism". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 06 January 2009
[https://www.litencyc.com/php/sworks.php?rec=true&UID=23926, accessed 21 October 2017.]


Save this article

If you need to create a new bookshelf to save this article in, please make sure that you are logged in, then go to your 'Account' here.