Englishman in New York

Quentin Crisp, author, raconteur, and eccentric, returned to life this past January in the one — man show Resident Alien, at New York Theatre Workshop. This self-described “stately homo of England” spent years living marginally on the fringe of gay London; after the publication of his memoir, The Naked Civil Servant, he became a celebrity and moved to New York, where his flamboyantly effeminate style and epigrammatic wit kept him in the public eye, until his death in 1999.

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