Historian Gary Lachman delivers a fascinating, rollicking biography of literary and cultural rebel Colin Wilson, one of the most adventurous, hopeful, and least understood intellects of the past century.
You will embark on the intellectual ride of a lifetime in this rediscovery of the life and work of writer, rebel, and social experimenter Colin Wilson (1931-2013).
Author of the classic The Outsider, Wilson, across his 118 books, purveyed a philosophy of mind power and human potential that made him one of the least understood and most important voices of the twentieth century. Wilson helped usher in the cultural revolution of the 1960s with his landmark work, The Outsider, published in 1956. The Outsider was an intelligent, meticulous, and unprecedented study of nonconformity in all facets of life. Wilson, finally, became a prolific and unparalleled historian of the occult, providing a generation of readers with a responsible and scholarly entry point to a world of mysteries. Now, acclaimed historian Gary Lachman, a friend of Wilson and a scholar of his work, provides an extraordinary and delightful biography that delves into the life, thought, and evolution of one of the greatest intellectual rebels and underrated visionaries of the twentieth century.
Source: Beyond the Robot by Gary Lachman | PenguinRandomHouse.com
To be published in August 2016.
Related event at Treadwells Bookshop in London: Friday 16 September 2016 Beyond the Robot – Colin Wilson Launch Launch Event with Talk – Gary Lachman Colin Wilson burst on the world literary scene in 1956 with The Outsider, and from then until his 2013 death aged 82, Wilson created an enormous oeuvre on philosophy, psychology, sex, crime, literature, and the occult. His 1971 history The Occult became a bestseller, helping the subject recieve serious study. This new book, subtitled Life and World of Colin Wilson is the first full account of Wilson’s career, from his early days as an Angry… Read more »