Colin Wilson: The Ultimate Colin Wilson: Writings on Mysticism, Consciousness and Existentialism (834 words)


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Selected, edited, and with an introduction and postscript by the author himself, The Essential Colin Wilson was published in 1985. It included key chapters from many of Wilson’s most important fiction and non-fiction books, plus some crucial essays, providing an introduction to his many-faceted oeuvre for those not already familiar with it and a handy bite-sized reminder and reference source for established fans and scholars. At the age of just 54, it was Colin Wilson’s 74th published book but, in the 28 years prior to his death in 2013, he produced another 100 titles, providing plenty of material for an update.

With this in mind, in the Spring of 2018, I asked four experts on his work: …

Citation: Stanley, Colin. "The Ultimate Colin Wilson: Writings on Mysticism, Consciousness and Existentialism". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 07 November 2019 [, accessed 24 February 2021.]

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