45th out of 75 books — 9 voters
The Stately Homo: A Celebration of the Life of Quentin Crisp
by Paul Bailey
Paul Bailey has created a fascinating portrait of the unique Quentin Crisp, with contributions from friends, admirers, and critics. His various careers—as a performer, artist's model, writer of a memorable autobiography, and authority on style and etiquette—are examined with wit, affection, and disinterested criticism. Designed to explore his life from a variety of angles,...more
Paperback, 288 pages
Published October 1st 2001 by Transworld Publishers
(first published 2000)
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British writer and Literary Fellow at Newcastle and Durham Universities (1972-74), he was Visiting Lecturer in English Literature at the North Dakota State University (1977-79). He was awarded the E. M. Forster Award in 1974 and in 1978 he won the George Orwell Prize for his essay "The Limitations of Despair", first published in The Listener magazine.More about Paul Bailey...