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Signed autograph manuscript. S. l., April 15, 1945. 102 p. on 65 ff. In-4 (28.2 x 22.6 cm), black half-stamp, gilt full title (20th century binding). Important autograph working manuscript signed for Toutes réflexions faites. This important working manuscript, abundantly erased, is composed of two parts. It is the almost definitive version of the work published in 1947. In the first part of the manuscript, entitled "Mon Portrait" and dated April 15, 1945, Guitry evokes without any detour the darkest hours of his life: "One year of nightmare has seen forty years of dream vanish. ...] Under no circumstances whatsoever have I ever lost that calm - and I have experienced it recently, at gunpoint, in a cell, three times. " On August 23, 1944, Guitry was arrested by French forces from inside the Paris Liberation Committee. He was accused of his attitude towards the German occupiers. He spent nearly two months in detention before being released on 24 October 1944. It was a humiliating and painful experience that left a deep impression on him. The second part of the manuscript is entitled "Toutes réflexions faites" and presents some of Guitry's aphorisms: "There are some stupid things I did because I knew they would be fun to tell", "La Libération! I was the first to be told", "There are people who talk, who talk, who talk - until they finally find something to say. "A few stains.
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