Sunday, 8 December 2013

Colin Wilson Dies

Colin Wilson
26th June 1931 - 5th December 2013

This has been a month of multiple bereavements; in fact this is the fourth obituary I've written since early November.
Now I'm sad to relate that yet another person has died, this time it's the prolific author and insightful philosopher Colin Wilson, see: He was aged eighty-two. Born in Leicester in 1931 he was a deep thinker from an early age. He wrote his first book at the age of twenty-four and it became a international cult bestseller, since then he has written over a hundred others and became associated with the "Angry Young Men" literary school (See here for background: His writings were not only fiction, but philosophical, scientific and mystical works on crime, human nature and the paranormal. What makes him special for me is that I got hold of my first Colin Wilson book by borrowing it from my mother; this is highly unusual because she and I normally had such different interests. The only other example of this rare interaction is Lyall Watson, see: The world has lost a brilliant mind and enthralling writer. Rest in Peace.   

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