Monday, December 12, 2016

Tie a Yellow Ribbon ’Round the Old Crime Scene

Filed under: General — m759 @ 9:00 PM

"It's been three long years" — Tony Orlando

The above link leads to Log24 posts that mention
the late British author Colin Wilson, whose obituary
appeared in The New York Times  on this date in 2013.

A date which would perhaps be considered more relevant
by Wilson himself is that of his death, Dec. 5, 2013.

See this  journal on that  date.

Saturday, September 3, 2016


Filed under: General — m759 @ 8:30 PM

For the Church of Synchronology, a correction of
a recent New York Times  obituary by Daniel Lewis —

Actor Gene Wilder died early Monday, Aug. 29, not, as 
earlier reported, late Sunday, Aug. 28.

NY Times correction: Gene Wilder died early on Mon. Aug. 29, not on Sun. Aug. 28.

See also the last Log24 post of Sunday night, Aug. 28 (Angles of Vision)
and the first post of Monday morning, Aug. 29, 2016 (Roll Credits).

* For some reading related to the title, see an Evil Genius page
by the late David Lavery mentioning Colin Wilson's novel
The Mind Parasites .  Great entertainment for the tinfoil-hat crowd —

"More and more I feel like the narrator of Colin Wilson's 
The Mind Parasites , a phenomenologist who, along with
a dedicated group of compatriots, struggles clandestinely
to overthrow alien invaders that have secretly
taken captive the 'deep structure' of the human mind." 

Thursday, December 12, 2013


Filed under: General — m759 @ 1:27 PM

The late Colin Wilson appears at the head
of this afternoon's New York Times  obituaries —

Margalit Fox's description this afternoon of 
Wilson's first book, from 1956—

"The Outsider  had an aim no less ambitious
than its scope: to delineate the meaning of
human existence."

This suggests a review of Log24 posts on "The Zero Theorem"
that yields—

IMAGE- Barry Mazur: 'A good story is an end in itself.'

See also Log24 on the date of Wilson's death.

Related material: Devil's Night, 2011.

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Honors Night

Filed under: General — m759 @ 10:00 PM

Tonight was Honors Night at the Kennedy Center.

"For every kind of vampire,
there is a kind of cross." — Pynchon

From "Colin Wilson: The Persistence of Meaning"

"At a literary conference at SUNY New Paltz three years ago, among people who I thought would be positively disposed to Wilson, my mentioning of his name resulted in any number of arched eyebrows and suavely disparaging remarks. Now this might itself be, not an affirmation of justified oblivion, as one could easily assume, but rather a kind of indirect evidence for intrinsic merit. I stress the academic  character of the event and the self-assured oiliness of the dismissal. In context, the reference seemed to carry a distinctly un-PC valence so that the reaction to it, as I picture it in retrospect, resembled that of a patrician vampire to garlic."

—  Thomas F. Bertonneau on Thursday,
      May 7, 2009, in The Brussels Journal 

Ad Altare

Filed under: General — m759 @ 1:04 PM

Update of 2:02 PM ET:

From this journal on the day of Wilson's death

"Danvers is a town in Essex County, Massachusetts, 
United States, located on the Danvers River near the
northeastern coast of Massachusetts. Originally known
as Salem Village, the town is most widely known for its
association with the 1692 Salem witch trials. It is also
known for the Danvers State Hospital, one of the state's
19th-century psychiatric hospitals, which was located here." 

"The summer's gone and all the roses fallin' "

These two quotations, intended for Stephen King fans,
may also appeal to Colin Wilson fans.

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