The naked civil servant

by Crisp, Quentin, 1908-1999.

Format: Print Book 1997
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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Northland Public Library Paperbacks P/CL CRISP
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Summary
A comical and poignant memoir of a gay man living life as he pleased in the 1930s

In 1931, gay liberation was not a movement--it was simply unthinkable. But in that year, Quentin Crisp made the courageous decision to "come out" as a homosexual. This exhibitionist with the henna-dyed hair was harrassed, ridiculed and beaten. Nevertheless, he claimed his right to be himself--whatever the consequences. The Naked Civil Servant is both a comic masterpiece and a unique testament to the resilience of the human spirit.

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Additional Information
Series Penguin twentieth-century classics.
Subjects Crisp, Quentin, -- 1908-1999.
Gay men -- England -- London -- Biography.
Publisher New York, N.Y. :Penguin Books,1997
Language English
Notes Originally published: London : Jonathan Cape, 1968. With new pref.
Description x, 212 pages ; 21 cm.
ISBN 0141180536 (pbk.)
9780141180533 (pbk.)
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