Saturday, February 13, 2021

Wodehouse on Truth in Autobiography

Corresponding with co-author Guy Bolton in 1946 about their memoir Bring on the Girls of their years in the musical theaterPG Wodehouse tells him

I think we shall have to let truth go to the wall if it interferes with entertainment...that is what we want to avoid in this book - shoving in stuff just because it happened. Even if we invent every line of the thing, we must have entertainment.

That may be the only answer left to my previous rant.

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