Taylor Black interviews author Nigel Kelly
Quentin Crisp: The Profession of Being

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Pacifica Radio Archives Preservation & Access Project offers for the first time on Internet the historic 1978 interview by Jessica Schuman, for KPFK in Los Angeles, The Naked Civil Servant Quentin Crisp. Enjoy this fantastic interview! An audio CD copy of this interview, and other Quentin Crisp recordings, is available at Pacifica Radio Archives.

There is a new section titled Interviews with Quentin Crisp. It is an ongoing archive of interviews spanning over the years.

Read some interviews with:

Ian Ayres of the literary journal Van Gogh's Ear

Taylor Black

Brian DeShazor of Pacifica Radio Archives

Linda Eisenstein

Robert Faires chat between Mr. Crisp and Annie Sprinkle.

Richard Louis James

Greg Kearney

Owen Keehnen

Guy Kettelhack

Chris Lee

Thom Nickels

Mark J. Petracca of The Sentimentalist

Keith Phipps of The Onion

Jessica Schuman of Pacifica Radio Archives

Don Shewey on Quentin Crisp and Spalding Gray

Tom Steele

Lester Strong from A&U Magainze

Yvonne van Dongen

Phillip Ward interviews HomoHeights

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The Quentin Crisp Archives is pleased to have the following essays about Mr. Crisp, written exclusively for

Leon Acord

Kira Barnum

Anne-Margret Bellavoine

Michael Hirtz

Frank Mitchell

Guy Kettelhack

David McReynolds

Robert Rodi

Stephen Sorrentino

Michael Angelo Tata

Guy Kettelhack shares with us three wonderful pieces about his friend Quentin Crisp: All You Have to Wear and The Enigma of Denis Pratt. Ancient, Glittering & Gay to read Guy Kettelhack's "A P.S. Reflection on Quentin Crisp." Also read another Kettelhack article about Quentin Crisp at NightCharm.

Read the eulogy by Mr. Kettelhack from the memorial tribute booklet at Quentin Crisp 1908-1999.

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David McReynolds

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David McReynolds, well-known peace activist for the War Resisters' League and two-time Presidential candidate for the Socialist Party USA, lives in New York City and is active in the Socialist and pacifist movements through the combination of Marxian politics and Gandhian nonviolence.

Mr. McReynolds was a long-term friend and movie companion of Quentin Crisp. McReynolds offers his thoughts on Mr. Crisp in his essay Notes on Knowing Quentin.
Also read his essay on Quentin Crisp: The Radical.
In the winter of 2002, Empire Magazine did a short profile on the Quentin Crisp Archives. Here's a look at what they said!

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