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pmoriarty · 2019-06-17 · Original thread
Anyone interested in outsiders would do well to read Colin Wilson's "The Outsider".[1] It's a fascinating study of outsiders in literature, philosophy, and history, and an exploration of what makes them who they are.

More recently, Gary Lachman has picked up the torch, and has written on many Wilsonian subjects, including a biography of Colin Wilson, about which he speaks here: [2][3]

Howard Dossor's retrospective on Colin Wilson is also interesting.[4]

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mikecane · 2013-04-20 · Original thread
>>>I'd like to imagine that most artists are relatively well-adjusted.

Keep imagining. But great ones aren't. Go read:

Touched with Fire: Manic-Depressive Illness and the Artistic Temperament by Kay Redfield Jamison

The Outsider by Colin Wilson

The Price of Greatness: Resolving the Creativity and Madness Controversy by Arnold M. Ludwig

EDIT to add: Why Jobs stood out is because the closest equivalent to what he was is a film director. But business is not set up to hand out accolades like Hollywood does. So instead of everyone learning who did what in Apple -- as with film we find out about sound editors, foley artists, etc, etc. -- we just get the face of Jobs.

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