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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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Absolutely ideal: I wanted to learn more about this person, and this gave me a really well-rounded appreciation for him. I only knew him from his role as Queen Elizabeth in "Orlando," and was vaguely aware that he was unique in several ways, but this collection of pieces written about him by others, interviews with people who knew him, and snippets from his autobiography combined to provide what felt like an insightful portrait of the man. The editing of this book is fantastic: one interview men ...more
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...