If Memory Serves: Memoirs of Sacha Guitry

If Memory Serves: Memoirs of Sacha Guitry

If Memory Serves: Memoirs of Sacha Guitry

If Memory Serves: Memoirs of Sacha Guitry

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It was Anatole France who said: "We complain that people talk about themselves, yet it is a subject they treat better than any other. A writer is rarely so well inspired as when he is telling his own story. . . . We must bear in mind that there is in all of us a positive need for truth which at times impels us to reject all fiction, however beautiful. We all enjoy the private letters and the notebooks of great men, and even of little men, provided they have loved, believed, been hopeful of something, and have left a little of their inner selves at the point of their pen. There is much to admire in the average person, quite apart from the fact that what we admire is gratifying chiefly because it is what we find in our . . .

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