THE NAKED CIVIL SERVANT.
This book was never translated into Italian.
I can't believe it. It's painful (especially because Crisp was the last generation to suffer and be beaten; he describes with undisguised bitterness how gay men had it really easy from the late Sixties in his opinion) but also a total riot, Crisp is
one of the sharpest tongues in history. I particularly love the passage about women and gays (so horribly true....) and the description of how the national morals completely crumbled during the Blitz, which nobody tells you in history books and which tells a lot about real human nature. "When WWII was declared I went out and bought a pound of henna".