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Quentin Crisp
Fountain, Tim.
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Publication Information:
Bath : Absolute, [2002]

Physical Description:
192 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm
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PR6005.R65 Z55 2002 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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This book tells the story of one of the wittiest and most controversial figures of the last century.

Table of Contents

If I think about my lifep. 9
The trouble with childrenp. 19
I learned nothing at schoolp. 25
The life of a homosexualp. 28
London was relatively easyp. 33
When I say you must lie alonep. 36
The obviously queer boysp. 39
Sex is the last refuge of the miserablep. 42
An actor's kingdom is dividedp. 45
What have you got against the wall?p. 49
Never get into a narrow double bed...p. 54
If there is a heaven for homosexuals...p. 58
What crime has in common with sportp. 62
The stately homos of Englandp. 66
Three reasons for becoming a writerp. 70
There ought to be a Ministry of Deathp. 76
I have entered the profession of beingp. 80
The survival of the glibbestp. 86
Love does not cause jealousyp. 91
Television has so much spare timep. 97
My representative on earthp. 101
I've gone into the fame businessp. 109
I don't believe in abroadp. 122
I have always been American in my heartp. 127
Alteration in their livesp. 131
Now in the winter of my lifep. 135
England was terriblep. 140
Famous for wearing make-upp. 143
I want to die a significant deathp. 161
A way of ending itp. 167
Just pop me in a black bin bagp. 176
The Sunday Correspondent Questionnairep. 187
Bibliographyp. 191
Picture creditsp. 192