The Open Kimono
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The Open Kimono

Revisiting Colin Wilson

“The Will feeds on enormous vistas; deprived of them, it collapses”

What does he expect his obituaries to say?
‘I don’t really care. I said at the end of Voyage to a Beginning [his first autobiography, written 40 years ago] that I regarded myself as the most important writer of the 20th century and I’d be a fool if I didn’t know it, and a coward if I didn’t say it. And I



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Writing is for me is playing the a piano keyboard. I like the music of the words. I have been a professional magazine writer and newspaper editor.