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The Wit and Wisdom of Quentin Crisp

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Delightfully caustic, the keenest of British wits delivers a book of short pieces filled with a striking sense of courageous individuality. Carefully selected from his published and unpublished writing, his performances, critical commentaries, and interviews, this collection is the essence of Crisp: a must have for the initiated and the perfect introduction for the unCrisp ...more
Paperback, 166 pages
Published April 7th 1998 by Alyson Books (first published 1984)
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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.
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