The Naked Civil Servant
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ISBN10: 0141180536 ISBN13: 9780141180533 Publisher: Penguin Classics Published: May 1 1997 Pages: 212 Weight: 0.35lbs. Height: 8.00" Width: 5.25" Depth: 0.75" Language: English
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. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.