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Colin Wilson • 36 Items / 28 Books, 8 Articles
The Outsider (1956)
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Published Reviews
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    SR's Book of the Week (Review)
    The Outsider, by Colin Wilson
    1. The Outsider by Colin Wilson
    The Saturday Review, September 8, 1956, p. 37
  2. [+]
    Inside Outside (Review)
    The Outsider, by Colin Wilson
    1. The Outsider by Colin Wilson
    The Reporter, October 4, 1956, pp. 44-45
  3. Books
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    Reader's Indigestion (Review)
    The Outsider, by Colin Wilson
    1. The Outsider by Colin Wilson
    The New Yorker, October 13, 1956, pp. 171-182
  4. Books in Review
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    The Outsider: A Case History (Review)
    The Outsider, by Colin Wilson
    1. The Outsider by Colin Wilson
    National Review, October 13, 1956, p. 20
  5. Books and the Arts
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    Existentialist Nerve Twitch (Review)
    The Outsider, by Colin Wilson
    1. The Outsider by Colin Wilson
    The Nation, August 25, 1956, p. 162
  6. Books
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    Mr. Wilson's Outsider (Review)
    The Outsider, by Colin Wilson
    1. The Outsider by Colin Wilson
    Encounter, September 1956, pp. 75-76
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    Sense & Salvation (Review)
    The Outsider, by Colin Wilson
    1. The Outsider by Colin Wilson
    Commentary, November 1956, pp. 479-481
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    The Need to Risk Tragedy (5 Reviews)
    Shakespeare and the Natural Condition, by Geoffrey Bush
    1. Shakespeare and the Natural Condition by Geoffrey Bush
    2. The Modern Temper by Joseph Wood Krutch
    3. The Spirit of Tragedy by Herbert J. Muller
    4. Tragedy: A View of Life by Henry Alonzo Myers
    5. The Outsider by Colin Wilson
    The Nation, April 27, 1957, p. 367
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    Received At Our Desk (6 Reviews)
    History and Politics
    1. The Crucial Decade: America, 1945-1955 by Eric F. Goldman
    2. Africa's Challenge to America by Chester Bowles
    3. Prospero and Caliban by Octave Mannoni
    4. A Military History of Modern China, 1924-1949 by F.F. Liu
    5. The Challenge to American Life by Andrew S. Berky
    6. The Outsider by Colin Wilson
    Current History, November 1956, p. 309
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    The New Books (10 Reviews)
    All About People
    1. Bernard Shaw: His Life, Work, and Friends by St. John G. Ervine
    2. The Outsider by Colin Wilson
    3. Jawaharlal Nehru: A Biography by Frank R. Moraes
    4. The Happy Warrior by Emily Smith Warner and Hawthorne Daniel
    5. A Catholic Runs for President by Edmund A. Moore
    6. The Heart Has Its Reasons by Wallis W. Windsor
    7. The Nun's Story by Kathryn C. Hulme
    8. The Executive Life by The Editors of Fortune
    9. The Business of Crime by Robert Rice
    10. Gift of Time by Andrew Varna
    The Harpers Monthly, October 1956, pp. 82-94
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    Atlantic Bookshelf (14 Reviews)
    Reader's Choice
    1. The Outsider by Colin Wilson
    2. Five A.M. by Jean Dutourd
    3. Bernard Shaw: His Life, Work, and Friends by St. John G. Ervine
    4. Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow, and Other Essays by Aldous Huxley
    5. An Historian's Approach to Religion by Arnold J. Toynbee
    6. The Unadjusted Man: A New Hero for Americans by Peter R.E. Viereck
    7. The Heart Has Its Reasons by Wallis W. Windsor
    8. King of Paris by Guy Endore
    9. The Nun's Story by Kathryn C. Hulme
    10. Anglo-Saxon Attitudes by Angus Wilson
    11. A Prince of Mantua by Maria Bellonci
    12. The Sacrifice by Adele Wiseman
    13. In Search of Adam by Herbert Wendt
    14. The Antic Muse by Robert P. Falk
    The Atlantic Monthly, October 1956, pp. 96-106
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    Brief Comments (22 Reviews)
    Twenty-one outstanding books
    1. Constraint and Variety in American Education by David Riesman
    2. Atomic Quest by Arthur Holly Compton
    3. Harlan Fiske Stone: Pillar of the Law by Alpheus Thomas Mason
    4. Individual Freedom and Governmental Restraints by Walter Gellhorn
    5. The Evolution of Human Nature by C. Judson Herrick
    6. Challenges to Contemporary Medicine by Alan Gregg
    7. The Wild Train by Charles O'Neill
    8. The Militant South, 1800-1861 by John Hope Franklin
    9. War and Peace in the Law of Islam by Majid Khadduri
    10. Existentialism from Dostoevsky to Sartre by Walter Kaufmann
    11. The Outsider by Colin Wilson
    12. Lorenzo Ghiberti by Richard Krautheimer and Trude Krautheimer-Hess, ...
    13. Sound and Symbol by Victor Zuckerkandl
    14. The Bay Psalm Book by Richard Mather
    15. The Enigma of the Bay Psalm Book by Zoltan Haraszti
    16. A Gathering of Fugitives by Lionel Trilling
    17. The Energies of Art by Jacques Barzun
    18. Like a Bulwark by Marianne Moore
    19. Stanzas in Meditation by Gertrude Stein
    20. Poets of Today III
    21. Malone Dies by Samuel Beckett
    22. The Curve of the Snowflake by W. Grey Walter
    The American Scholar, Spring 1957, pp. 234-261