The Naked Civil Servant
NY, Holt Rinehart Winston, (1977). Crisp's autobiography. First published in the U.K. in 1968, this is a first printing of the first American edition, following the 1976 television movie. Inscribed by Crisp to Doris Dana, perhaps best-known as the partner and translator of Chilean poet Gabriela Mistral, the first Latin American writer to win the Nobel Prize for Literature. Crisp was an iconic figure in the history of gay literature, and this is an especially good association copy. Foxing to the edges of the text block; near fine in a very good dust jacket. [#035664] $200
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