Brilliant Book Titles #5

An occasional series of blog posts whenever something takes my fancy.

I passed this book on the shelves this morning and I remembered how much I loved it, both the book and the John Hurt film!


naked civil

You can reserve a copy online at South Dublin Libraries’ catalogue here.

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.

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