The Naked Civil Servant
By Quentin Crisp.
First edition copy of this classic book, being the life and times of Quentin Crisp --the stylish, sharp-tongued writer and gay icon whose 60s-talkshow zingers once had us spiral through a red-wine-fuelled youtube k-hole till the wee hours. No doubt this book will lead you down that same sorry path, but it will also lead you through highly conservative England in the 1930s and 40s… “a world of fear and secrecy” for an out gay man with flaming red hair and dandyish attire. It’s a desolate, often funny and, forever memorable account.
Publication date: 1968
Publisher: Jonathan Cape
Description: Hardcover with dust jacket. 1st Edition. 217p.