The Stature of Man Colin Wilson

ISBN: 9780837102733

Published: in the UK as The Age of Defeat.
This is a complex compendium,

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185 pages


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The Stature of Man  by  Colin Wilson

The Stature of Man by Colin Wilson
in the UK as The Age of Defeat.
This is a complex compendium, | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, ZIP | 185 pages | ISBN: 9780837102733 | 4.69 Mb

Published in the UK as The Age of Defeat.This is a complex compendium, by the author of The Outsider, which all too often resembles a brilliant term paper. Wilson has read very widely & calls on more authors than the average reader can hope toMorePublished in the UK as The Age of Defeat.This is a complex compendium, by the author of The Outsider, which all too often resembles a brilliant term paper.

Wilson has read very widely & calls on more authors than the average reader can hope to have read in order to support his thesis. This is that the inner-directed Hero is dying out of society & literature, being replaced by the other-directed man, who is haunted by a sense of insignificance, hell is other people, Billy Graham religions, the Organization Man--& occasional crimes of violence as a desperate compensation.

This interesting problem has already been treated widely by sociologists, psychologists, philosophers & writers. Wilsons attempt to include them all makes this book rather crowded. His proposed cure, that man must try turning inward & then turning outward again bears a strong unacknowledged resemblance to Toynbee & there are other echoes in this book. The question of redirection is certainly a pressing & absorbing one, & is pointed up in an odd way by this book, in which a man who speaks in favor of inner-direction does so largely in terms of other peoples ideas.--Kirkus (edited)



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