CHOG: A GOTHIC FANTASY. [London]: Eyre Methuen, . Octavo, illustrations by Jo Lynch, boards. First edition. A humorous dark fantasy by Quentin Crisp (born Denis Charles Pratt; 1908-1999), controversial English writer, raconteur and actor, whose break through was THE NAKED CIVIL SERVANT (1968), followed by the 1975 TV version. "Now that the bars are down for all sorts of previous Unmentionables, what can one do to shock in natty prose? A, yes: bestiality. Chog, you see, is the offspring of English village prostitute Raina and Fido -- a large, dignified, and initially amiable dog ... Crisp's style is clever, a lightly acidulous burlesque of dated, mannered village tales, with perhaps some debt to both Edward Gorey and John Collier of HIS MONKEY WIFE. But where Collier cut deep, Crisp is merely nasty -- a stocking stuffer for your most decadent distant relative, and definitely not for the dog circuit." - Kirkus Reviews. A fine copy in fine dust jacket. (#164749).
"First published in Great Britain 1979 / ..." on copyright page.