¹ How to Have a Life-Style ✓ Download by ↠´ Quentin Crisp i havent read much performance theory and i dont know that you can call this that but there is some good advice on how to live artfully that really spoke to me havent read the naked but might since i found his writing so stylish, in that good way.
This Book Is An Invitation To A Marvelous Party Where The Talk Scintillates, The Anecdotes Unfailingly Amuse, The Glamorous Guests Stay Late, And The Genial Host Is A True Wit Who Dispenses One Liners Like A Latter Day Oscar Wilde In This Funny, Wise, Self Mocking, And Acutely Perceptive Book, Crisp Reveals What Style Isn T And What Style Is, Who Has It, And Who Doesn T Quentin Crisp s How to Have a Lifestyle is a pageant of personality It is a hail of epigrams Conversation stimulates conversation, wit provokes wit, Quentin Crisp provokes Dandyism to the fullest degree Style is a shield style is a sword style is a crown and style is also an automatic invitation card to the party at the end of the world This is a book about style the profession of being.
Quentin Crisp gives us witty anecdotes on sex, marriage, art, glamour, and movie stars If you think I m going to continue, then you are wrong Buy the book After all, you may learn a thing or two For in the end you have only one thing to offer the world that no one else can give, and that is yourself.
I read this shortly after the Naked Civil Servant This comes across as an Oscar Wilde manual which suffers no fools, but I m not sure how relevant this is in today s world.
I am already completely charmed.
The best thing about the book is his observations and his fortune teller like ways of seeing future style killers such as reality television and kindles.
His observation on people and style are thought provoking, reading his reflections on Wilde and Hemingway and their tragic, or not tragic ends, was fascinating, funny yet sad I assumed he would read like Wilde, but he does not His flowery expression is grounded in a universal truth, unlike Wilde who was grounded in Wilde.
There are plenty of witticisms, which should be cultivate if not given naturally They funny and truthful and reflect someone watching a world in decline Style, perhaps, is not what it once was.
But style is individual and Crisp says that style is about showing the world who you are you must know yourself and you must practice that self before going out into the world or on to the s Grand old queer in grand style.