Books: Guitry's Growing-Up

IF MEMORY SERVES-Sacha Guitry- Doubleday, Doran ($3). By the time Sacha Guitry was five years old he had become accustomed to the strange passions that periodically seized his father. During a quiet dinner the boy would be startled to observe Lucien Guitry frown fiercely, cry out for no reason such things as, "My lord, you are a nobleman and I am but a commoner, yet I dare tell you that any man who insults a woman is a coward!" Or. with a melting tenderness, the father would stare unseeingly at his son and...

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