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The Naked Civil Servant
First published in 1968, this is the autobiography of the 20th century's Oscar Wilde. Quentin Crisp tells the story of his life up to then ("In the year 1908 one of the largest meteorites the world has ever known was hurled at the earth. It missed its mark. It hit Siberia. I was born in Sutton, in Surrey"), including his "employment" as a nude model and the sad and lonely search for love, or at least decent sex, by a thoughtful homosexual. After you get ...