The Stately Homo: A Celebration of the Life of Quentin Crisp
This work is a tribute to the unique character of Quentin Crisp, a flamboyant, gifted and genuine British eccentric and artist. It is designed to explore Quentin Crisp's life from a variety of angles. Many pieces in the book are reminiscences of Crisp's character and his idiosyncratic way of life, others are essays discussing gay politics and Crisp as a gay icon. Interspersed with the pieces are extracts from Crisp's own writings, showing his eternal dignity and graciousness, as in his comment to a gang of thugs who had beaten him in North London: "I seem to have annoyed you gentlemen in some way".