from Guy Debord

To Mr Thierry Levy
Arles, 14 April 1984
Dear Sir:

I have just received your summons against Paris-Match[1] and I am happy with it.

What do you think must be done against Minute of 31 March, which counts my chateux in Normandy?[2]

I thank you for forwarding the letter to me, sent in care of your office. But it is from a mad man, who boasts of Gerard [Lebovici]'s death, almost as if he was its author.[3] This individual, who is known to us, is capable of writing a dozen letters a week. I believe that it would be expedient to mark "return to sender" on all future correspondence coming from the "Institute of Contemporary Prehistory."[4]

I ask you to believe, dear Sir, in the expression of my best wishes.

Guy Debord

[1] Translator's note: see Debord's Considerations on the Assassination of Gerard Lebovici (translation published by Tam Tam Books, 2001), pp. 66-68.

[2] Cf. Considerations on the Assassination of Gerard Lebovici. [Translator's note: pages 63-66 in the English translation.]

[3] Translator's note: Jean-Pierre Voyer, who felt that he had been wronged by both Debord (who hired him in 1973 to work on the filming of The Society of the Spectacle) and Lebovici (who published a couple of his books in the first half of the 1970s).

[4] A manifestation of Jean-Pierre Voyer.

(Published in Guy Debord Correspondance, Vol 5: Janvier 1979-Decembre 1987 by Librairie Artheme Fayard, 2006. Translated from the French by NOT BORED! May 2007. Footnotes by Alice Debord, except where noted.)

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