Resident Alien: The New York Diaries by Quentin Crisp
The magnificently witty diaries of ‘one of the great stately homos of England’, covering his years in New York City. This delightful gem is based on Crisp's diary in "The New York Native". His affecting words cover topics from politics to prejudice, from the human spirit to the individual obstacles he faces every day in his solitary life.
Wicked humour and gentle wisdom, reconteurial flair and analytical rigor, together with an almost superhuman tolerance for the follies and evils of the age, mix on pages sprinkled with his trademark aphorisms. Always exhilaratingly light of touch, Resident Alien in quintessentially Crispian.
Second-hand hardback edition in good condition. Some minor wrinkling to bottom of rear flyleaf.
Publication Date: 20 June 1996
Type: Second hand first editon.