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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher J P Tarcher
Publication date August 30, 2016
Pages 368
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780399173103
ISBN-10 0399173102
Dimensions 0.90 by 5.50 by 8.25 in.
Original list price $16.00
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: Colin Wilson's classic exploration of the rebel as genius, with a new introduction by Gary Lachman.

When the upstart English writer Colin Wilson debuted on the literary scene with The Outsider in 1956, it marked one of the opening notes of the cultural revolution of the sixties. Wilson celebrated the misfit not as a figure be "fixed" and reintegrated into society, but as a lone journeyer who often had a stirring artistic, political, or spiritual innovation to convey to society.

Wilson lived this book as much as wrote it. As an impoverished 23-year-old, the Englishman slept in a tent in a London park so that he could be free of material demands to dedicate himself fully to his study. When The Outsider appeared in 1956, it became a sensation among both critics and beats, who formed the vanguard of the dawning Aquarian Age.

In Wilson's epic exploration of mystics, visionaries, literary pioneers, political troublemakers, and rule breakers of all sorts, he evoked a new kind of heroism, which changed how we view ourselves and our purpose in life. 

The Outsider is now reissued and reset in a beautiful Tarcher Cornerstone Edition, with a new introduction by Wilson's friend and biographer, Gary Lachman. This new volume coincides with Tarcher's publication of Lachman's biography of Wilson, Beyond the Robot.

Editions
Hardcover
Book cover for 9780899666709
 
from Buccaneer Books (June 1, 1990)
9780899666709 | details & prices | List price $22.95
About: First published over 30 years ago, 'The Outsider' was an instant literary sensation.
Paperback
Book cover for 9780399173103 Book cover for 9780874772067
 
The price comparison is for this edition
from J P Tarcher (August 30, 2016)
9780399173103 | details & prices | 368 pages | 5.50 × 8.25 × 0.90 in. | List price $16.00
About: Colin Wilson's classic exploration of the rebel as genius, with a new introduction by Gary Lachman.
Reissue edition from J P Tarcher (October 1, 1987)
9780874772067 | details & prices | 5.50 × 8.25 × 1.00 in. | 0.75 lbs | List price $15.95
About: An alienated young man attempts to find himself through an examination of modern philosophy
from Delacorte Pr (June 1, 1980); titled "Outsider"
9780385287647 | details & prices | List price $3.95
About: An alienated young man attempts to find himself through an examination of modern philosophy

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