Violet Hour Book Club : The Naked Civil Servant


Never Apart
7049 Rue St–Urbain
Montreal, QC H2S 3S4

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Join us for the next meeting of the Violet Hour Book Club, a reading group devoted to modern and classic works of LGBTQ literature.

The book we will be discussing is The Naked Civil Servant (1968) by Quentin Crisp.


A comical and poignant memoir of a gay man living life as he pleased in the 1930s.

aIn 1931, gay liberation was not a movement—it was simply unthinkable. But in that year, Quentin Crisp made the courageous decision to “come out” as a homosexual. This exhibitionist with the henna-dyed hair was harassed, ridiculed and beaten. Nevertheless, he claimed his right to be himself—whatever the consequences. The Naked Civil Servant is both a comic masterpiece and a unique testament to the resilience of the human spirit.

Hosted by Christopher DiRaddo

Note the later start time: 3 PM.

Remember, as book club members, you get 15% off all book club selections at Librairie Paragraphe Bookstore.

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