from Guy Debord

To Lorenzo Valentine and Nicolas Lebovici
22 February 1990
Dear Lorenzo and Nicolas:

We share your sadness and, like you, we feel with the same revulsion the price of what has been cruelly torn from you, blow by blow.[1]

It will be difficult for you to show yourself worthy of such admirable parents. But, nevertheless, the great causes for pride that you gave them and the immense abilities that we recognize in you obviously oblige you to do so; and we are very sure that you will succeed. It is precisely this that could slightly diminish your pain, and nothing else could do it.

We embrace you with much emotion,
Guy, Alice

[1] Translator's note: the murder of Gerard, their father, on 5 March 1984, and the death of their mother, Floriana, felled by cancer at the age of 50 on 19 February 1990.

(Published in Guy Debord Correspondance, Vol 7: Janvier 1988-Novembre 1994 by Librairie Artheme Fayard, 2008. Translated from the French by NOT BORED! December 2008.)

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