Resident Alien: Quentin Crisp Explains it All

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Nick Hern Books, 2001 - Literary Criticism - 47 pages
From his overcrowded and famously filthy East Village apartment, England's most famous ex-pat wit is waiting to tell you how to be happy.
As he awaits the arrival of the mysterious Mr Brown and Mr Black, the 91-year-old Professor of Style expounds his own unique vision of the world. He gives us his personal recipe for self-fulfilment as he dissects life, the twentieth century and subjects as diverse as Princess Diana, Oprah Winfrey and oral sex.
'Never try to keep up with the Joneses. Drag them down to your level - it's cheaper.'
Based on the life and writings of Quentin Crisp, Resident Alien was first staged at the Bush Theatre, London, where Crisp was played by Bette Bourne.

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This book goes into the twilight years of that great witty and flamboyant English eccentric Quentin Crisp. An interesting read of a very unique individual. Read full review

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About the author (2001)

Tim Fountain, a former Literary Manger of the Bush Theatre, has written for theatre, film and television, most notably Resident Alien, a one-man show about Quentin Crisp.

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