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Quentin Crisp

Tim Fountain

Quentin Crisp

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Published by Absolute Press in Bath .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Crisp, Quentin.,
  • Gay men -- Biography.,
  • Humorists, English -- New York (State) -- New York -- Biography.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references.

    StatementTim Fountain.
    GenreBiography.
    SeriesOutlines, Outlines (Bath, England)
    The Physical Object
    Pagination192 p. :
    Number of Pages192
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL22469582M
    ISBN 101899791485


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