Colin Wilson, Henry Corbin, Kathleen Raine

You don’t get these three together that often, although in his early days, Wilson did meet Raine – he tells the story in his account of the Angry Young Men, The Angry YearsI met Wilson and Raine. I wouldn’t be surprised if Raine and Corbin met; I haven’t come across an account of them meeting, but they moved in the same circles and knew the same people. Their reason for appearing here is that I am posting links to two recent lectures. One is another of my ongoing conversations with Jeffrey Mishlove for his New Thinking Allowed series, this time about Colin Wilson. The other is the last lecture in my Lost Knowledge of the Imagination series of talks given for Jeremy Johnson’s excellent Nura Learning site. I write about Wilson in Beyond the Robot: The Life and Work of Colin Wilson and I write about Henry Corbin and Kathleen Raine in Lost Knowledge of the Imagination, so if you watch the talks and want to know more, those are the best places to start. Once again, happy new year. If enough Outsiders use their imagination, we may just be able to pull this one out of the fire.

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2 thoughts on “Colin Wilson, Henry Corbin, Kathleen Raine

  1. Hi Gary,

    I apologize being off subject here but could you possibly advise me on which Owen Barfield books you would recommend?

    Thank you,
    Ron L.

    1. Hello Ron. No apology necessary. The book most people start with is History in English Words, Barfield’s early work about charting the evolution of consciousness through the history of language. Two collections of essays will also give you an idea of his range: The Rediscovery of Meaning and Romanticism Comes of Age. These should give you a good start. All the best, Gary

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