from Guy Debord

To Rene Vienet[1]
Tuesday, 17 November 1964
Dear Rene:

Michele [Bernstein] thanks you for your first letter [from China] (sent at the end of October), which she received only five or six days later. As Kostas[2] says, the world is no longer so vast to those who know what they are talking about.

As your letter announced another, longer and certainly more in-depth set of impressions and conclusions on your recent adventures, I will wait for this letter to arrive before I respond to you; but, as I continue to await it, I write this note to remind you.

For the moment, all goes well here. The eggs begin to crack us: from the qualitative point of view, that is to say.[3]

Quite amicably,

[1] Then in China on an academic scholarship.

[2] Kostas Papaioannou, philosopher, specialist in Hegel and Marx, most notably the author of The Cold Ideology and The Marxists.

[3] "Dialectical eggs": culinary preparation by Rene Vienet that is made by cooking the whites and yellows of eggs separately before serving them together.

(Published in Guy Debord, Correspondance, Volume 2, 1960-1964. Footnotes by Alice Debord. Translated from the French by NOT BORED! May 2005.)

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