The Naked Civil Servant
Penguin, 1968 - 212 頁
"As soon as I stepped out of my mother's womb...I realized that I had made a mistake, " Quentin Crisp declares, giving a small hint of the witty and wry approach he takes toward the life he describes with uninhibited exuberance in this classic autobiography, which is both a comic masterpiece and a unique testament to the resilience of the human spirit. Crisp not only came out as a gay man in 1931, when the slightest sign of homosexuality shocked public sensibilities, but he did so with grand and provocative flamboyance, determined to spread the message that homosexuality did not exclude him or anyone else from the human race. His hilarious descriptions of encounters with parents, friends, employers, soldiers and sailors, and the law reveal the strength and humor of an honest man, determined to face the world with the uncensored, unapologetic truth about himself.
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Review: The Naked Civil Servant用戶評語 - Christine Robinson - Goodreads
Raw account of what it was like to be a homosexual in early 1900 London, England. Written with sarcastic humor. Sad but excellent read! Great writer! 閱讀評論全文
Review: The Naked Civil Servant用戶評語 - Sarah Tipper - Goodreads
Crisp's writing is funny, clever and endearing. It seems he was a very gentle and inward looking man, with a core of strength, being himself as hard as he could, but without treading on anyone's toes ... 閱讀評論全文