Black and white portrait DJ over purple cloth. Dust jacket design by Ivor Kaplin. Pages: 217 Size: 8vo 20cm by 13.5cm.
Inscribed and Signed by Author. 1968, 1st Edition, 1st Impression. Quentin Crisp, born Denis Charles Pratt, was an English writer, artist's model, actor and raconteur known for his memorable and insightful witticisms. He became a gay icon in the 1970s after publication of his memoir, The Naked Civil Servant, brought to the attention of the general public his defiant exhibitionism and longstanding refusal to remain in the closet.
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 harassed, 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. If you have a particular requirements please contact me before purchasing.
Very light wear to corners, edges and spine ends. Tightly bound with intact endpapers. Light toning to endpaper gutters. Bookplate attached to ffep'Martin Chapman'.
Inscription and signature of author to title page. Toned and dusted text block edges. Light wear and chipping to upper and lower edges. Toned front and rear covers.This item is in the category "Books, Comics & Magazines\Antiquarian & Collectable". The seller is "davbul8" and is located in this country: GB. This item can be shipped worldwide.