from Guy Debord

To Jaime Semprun and friends
14 November [1984]
Dear Comrades:

I have read the Preliminary Discourse[1] with pleasure. I strongly approve of this vast project. I only wish that you have the time, since you assuredly lack neither talent nor materials.

My thoughts about Words and Bullets[2] are the same as yours, but I do not know if the "poetic licenses" are more dangerous than useful, given the point at which we are today, and the fact that it is an anonymous text. In any case, I have no desire to censure it.

I hope that you can publish All About the Person[3] as soon as possible. If you pass through Arles soon (in December?), I would be thrilled. Tell me by telephone.

Best wishes,

[1] The first volume of the Encyclopedie des Nuisances [Encyclopedia of Nuisances].

[2] Anonymous pamphlet, attributed to Jean-Francois Martos, dealing with the assassination of Gerard Lebovici. [Translator's note: see our translation of this text.]

[3] Translator's note: assemblage of letters and articles concerning Gerard Lebovici.

(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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