Resident Alien: The New York Diaries by Quentin Crisp

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. 

  • Details

    Imprint: HarperCollins

    Publication Date: 20 June 1996

    ISBN: 9780002556491

    Pages: 225

    Format: Hardback

    Type: Second hand first editon. 

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