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eBook The Black Room ePub

by Colin Wilson

  • ISBN: 0515038873
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  • Author: Colin Wilson
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Pyramid Books; First American Paperback Edition edition (1975)
  • ePub book: 1161 kb
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  • Rating: 4.3
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Colin Wilson's 'The Black Room' is a bravura cold war spy thriller greatly enlivened by his own idiosyncratic philosophical musings. Having not read a Wilson book for a couple of years this is now the third I’ve read this year.

Colin Wilson's 'The Black Room' is a bravura cold war spy thriller greatly enlivened by his own idiosyncratic philosophical musings.

Find sources: "Colin Wilson bibliography" – news · newspapers · books · scholar . The Black Room (1971). The Schoolgirl Murder Case (1974). Colin Wilson's Men of Mystery (US title Dark Dimensions) (with various authors, 1977).

Find sources: "Colin Wilson bibliography" – news · newspapers · books · scholar · JSTOR (June 2015) (Learn how and when to remove this template message). This is a bibliography of works by Colin Wilson. The lists below provide information on Colin Wilson's major works. Individual essays, short stories and other short items are not listed separately, but most are reproduced in the items below. The Space Vampires (1976). Mysteries of the Mind (with Stuart Holroyd, 1978).

The philosopher’s stone. Contact the publisher for information: Monkfish Book Publishing Company 22 Market Street. Printed in the United States of America. Book and cover design by Georgia Dent. Art from Getty Images.

Colin Henry Wilson (26 June 1931 – 5 December 2013) was an English writer, philosopher and novelist. He also wrote widely on true crime, mysticism and the paranormal, eventually writing more than a hundred books. Wilson called his philosophy "new existentialism" or "phenomenological existentialism", and maintained his life work was "that of a philosopher, and (his) purpose to create a new and optimistic existentialism".

A study of time and its nature by numerous authors, including Wilson.

Translated into Japanese. The last volume in Wilson’s murder trilogy. Translated into Italian, Spanish, French and Japanese. A study of time and its nature by numerous authors, including Wilson. 60. The War Against Sleep: The Philosophy of Gurdjieff. A biography and study of the occultist Gurdjieff. A look at various strange phenomena by various authors, including Wilson.

Although a large novel The Black Room (1971) stands alongside The Personality Surgeon (1985) in the minor . Nevertheless, Wilson himself regarded it highly enough to include an excerpt from it in The Essential Colin Wilson (1985).

Although a large novel The Black Room (1971) stands alongside The Personality Surgeon (1985) in the minor league of Wilson’s fiction - that is, neither of them have been re-printed anytime recentl.

I used to really enjoy Colin Wilson's books, and there's no doubt he was a great writer on philosophical matters, starting with The Outsider . I would love for the US to discover Wilson and re-publish his books for mass consumption. 19 people found this helpful.

I used to really enjoy Colin Wilson's books, and there's no doubt he was a great writer on philosophical matters, starting with The Outsider, written when he was only 25. Ritual in the Dark was his first novel, written and published in the mid-1950s. Sadly, I found the writing stiff, and somewhat repetitive, with peculiarities that I found jarring, . Instead of saying 'He took of his coat', he wouls say, 'He took off the coat.

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D. Ouspensky's New Model of the Universe that never fails to move and excite me: It is the year 1906 or 1907. ign papers, and I have to write an article on the forthcoming Hague Conference. French, German, English, Italian papers. Phrases, phrases, sympathetic, critical, ironical, blatant, pompous, lying and, worst of all, utterly automatic, phrases which have been used a thousand times and will be used again on entirely different, perhaps contradictory, occasions.

Colin Henry Wilson (26 June 1931 – 5 December 2013) was a British writer, noted for his first book The Outsider and over one hundred other books, including seventeen novels and numerous works in criminology, existential philosophy, psychology, religi.

Colin Henry Wilson (26 June 1931 – 5 December 2013) was a British writer, noted for his first book The Outsider and over one hundred other books, including seventeen novels and numerous works in criminology, existential philosophy, psychology, religion, the occult, mysticism, wine, and music. I've always believed that a writer has got to remain an outsider

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Alsath Alsath
Having not read a Wilson book for a couple of years this is now the third I've read this year. In fact, this is a re-read, since I first read The Black Room shortly after it was first published in the early seventies. Coming back to it after so long I was struck by how dated it seemed: then the Cold War was still `hot' and the climate of `free love' was redolent of the relatively recent `summer of love'. However, for me, this kind of quaintness adds to its charm and Wilson is rarely less than engaging. Basically, the book amounts to a repackaging of his main concern; i.e. that humans do not achieve anything close to their full potential.

The context for all of this is basically a spy story featuring the kind of outlandish cold war preoccupations of the CIA and KGB such as remote viewing and sensory deprivation. Wilson's protagonist is Kit Butler, a middling English composer who, due mainly to the charms of a couple of female twins, allows himself to become one of a group of guinea pigs experimented upon at a remote government laboratory somewhere in the wilds of Scotland. He proves to be an outstanding `subject'. Seemingly, therefore, against his will, which is somewhat ironic, he is persuaded to act as a kind of Trojan horse so that MI5 can penetrate a non-aligned espionage group known as Station K.

Despite its quaintness and the fact that the ending is far too abrupt it's interesting, informative and engaging and will definitely appeal to those of Wilson's fans who have not yet had the pleasure.
Gadar Gadar
It's agood attempt to delve into psychology