The Naked Civil Servant

by Quentin Crisp

Biography / Autobiography

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In a world where flamboyance and fleeting fame have become everyday, one figure is still surpassed in the profession of being- Quentin Crisp, the original celebrity and self- proclaimed ‘stately homo of Britain’.

The Naked Civil Servant Synopsis

An openly gay man in a less tolerant era (he once declared himself the "Stately Homo of England"), Quentin Crisp was born on Christmas Day 1908. With his mauve hair and flamboyant sense of style, by the time of his death, he was widely hailed as one of the great British eccentrics. This is the autobiography of Quentin Crisp.

The Naked Civil Servant Press Reviews

‘A work of great wit, intelligence and sensitivity.’ Washington Post Book World

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ISBN: 9780007241682
Publication date: 05/02/2007
Publisher: Harpercollins Publishers
Format: Paperback (b Format)

Book Information

ISBN: 9780007241682
Publication date: 5th February 2007
Author: Quentin Crisp
Publisher: Harpercollins Publishers
Format: Paperback (b Format)
Genres: Biography / Autobiography,
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About Quentin Crisp

Quentin Crisp was born on Christmas Day 1908 in Sutton, a suburb of London. After leaving school he became an illustrator and a designer of book covers before spending the next 35 years of his life as an artists' model. In 1981 he moved to New York City and became a resident alien, living in a one bedroom flat in Chelsea which he famously never cleaned ("After the first four years the dirt doesn't get any worse"), and describing himself as a "resident waif". He died in 1999, just one month short of his 91st birthday. 

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