Tim came to know Quentin Crisp during the last

year of his life whilst researching his stage play

about him, Resident Alien. Crisp died before he

got a chance to see the play. Here he tells the

story of that year; looking at the life and lasting

legacy of one of the wittiest and most

controversial figures of the last century, and

shedding light on the intriguing events leading

up to his death. It is a compelling portrait of

what Tim calls a 'great, glittering

contradiction': a man who flaunted his

sexuality at a time when the penalty for

homosexual activity was jail, a man whose

very name epitomized style, yet who lived

alone in abject poverty in a room he simply

refused to clean, and a man who confidently

declared at the height of the AIDS epidemic

that he didn't believe it existed.

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“Ask yourself, if there were no praise and no blame, who would I be then? Then you know who you are and what your style is”

- Quentin Crisp

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