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Dreaming to Some Purpose: The Autobiography of Colin Wilson Colin Wilson is the bete noir of the Oxbridge literary establishment He never went to university, let alone Oxbridge, yet wrote The Outsider, a brilliant account of the pain of being alive today, when he was just twenty four It sold millions of copies around the world, and he was acclaimed as one of the leading intellectuals of the age, finding a huge audience with the anti establishment, alternative and underground thinkers Because of his radically new attitudes he was with John Osborne dubbed an angry young man in the article that originally coined that phrase In this way a young man from a working class background suddenly found himself moving in the most colourful literary and artistic circles of the day In his autobiography he tells stories about, among others, Aldous Huxley, Angus Wilson, John Osborne, Kingsley Amis, Kenneth Tynan, Francis Bacon and Norman Mailer all observed with a true outsider s eye for absurdity He is regarded by many as a true literary hero Julian Cope stopped a recent concert to pay tribute to Wilson who as sitting in the audience and Donovan Leitch dedicates his new autobiography to him but he also has huge mass market appeal His insightful, brilliant books on the Occult, the Mysteries and Atlantis and the Sphinx were all huge bestsellers netting millions of copies In this return to the themes of The Outsider, looked at from the point of his own life story, he again proves himself one of the great intellectuals of our age, never ceasing to wrestle with the great questions of life and death, and writing with an erudition and an easy way with ideas that is rare in English literary life

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    Colin Wilson has lived a colourful and full life, and he is blessed with a good memory and a candid writing style.If he had gone through with his implusive decision to commit suicide at the age to 16 what a loss that would have been to the literary world.Fortunately Colin decided that to study science was less painful than killing himself As I scientist I feel I should not comment on the wisdom of that choice But a

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