The Last Word: An Autobiography

The Last Word: An Autobiography


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The Last Word is the third and final installment of Quentin Crisp's autobiography. The Last Word was written by Crisp with the help of his best friend, Phillip Ward, who tape-recorded and later transcribed Quentin's words between 1997-1999. The Last Word was published on November 21, 2017, the eighteen-year anniversary of Crisp's passing.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780692968482
Publisher: MB Books LLC
Publication date: 11/07/2017
Pages: 234
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.49(d)

About the Author

Quentin Crisp (Dec 25, 1908 - Nov 21, 1999) was an English-born writer, actor, eccentric and raconteur. He became famous from the publication of his 1968 autobiography The Naked Civil Servant, which chronicled the oppression he faced as a homosexual in England before, during and after World War II, when being gay was illegal, as well as his careers as a book designer, prostitute and artist's model. The Naked Civil Servant later became an award-winning film starring John Hurt. Crisp performed a one-man show, An Evening With Quentin Crisp, which he toured nationally and internationally and which won an L.A. Drama Critic's Circle award. Crisp moved to New York at the age of 72 where he wrote books on style, culture and manners, appeared in numerous films and published a second autobiography, How To Become A Virgin. He was the inspiration for Sting's hit song An Englishman In New York. The Last Word is the third and final installment of his autobiography.

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