For ambitious would-be authors, the life of Colin Wilson presents itself as a cautionary tale. Here, Terence Blacker explains where the self-proclaimed genius went wrong
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Saturday 29 May 2010
My parents were... supportive, creative and inspiring. My mother was an optical receptionist and my father had his own television sales company.
Sunday 09 May 2010
Sunday 11 April 2010
Friday 12 March 2010
It's said that if you remember the Sixties, you weren't actually there – a saying variously attributed to Grace Slick and Paul Kantner, both of Jefferson Airplane, and Dr Timothy Leary, so-called "Galileo of consciousness". Barry Miles was there throughout: present at the recording of the Beatles' "A Day in the Life", the climactic track of Sgt Pepper, and at the live recording of "All You Need is Love", which marked the first global television link.
Thursday 04 March 2010
Thursday 11 February 2010
Does the print-maker who gropes around down in the basement deserve to be the poor, neglected cousin of that esteemed society painter up in the light-filled, ground-floor studio space? In short, are prints always journeys on the road to somewhere more important? Not at all. Think of the great prints made by Goya and Rembrandt, for example. The best of these were in no way inferior to their paintings.
Monday 11 January 2010
Thursday 07 January 2010
Friday 13 November 2009
Thursday 05 November 2009
Thursday 24 September 2009
Sunday 19 July 2009
Sunday 21 June 2009
Friday 08 May 2009
It would have been given to me by my parents, the Christmas after my 12th birthday, 1950, cementing an interest in "cowboys and indians" that, for as long as I could remember, had been played out with friends – or, if necessary, by myself – in the streets and gardens of north London or on the open plains of Parliament Hill Fields and Hampstead Heath. Just short of 200 pages long and promising, as it said on the cover, "Illustrated Adventures, Action Pictures, Tales, Games, Woodcraft and 16 Colour Pages", it became my bible, my companion, the lodestone around which so many facts and fantasies of the American West would
Saturday 28 March 2009
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