from Guy Debord

To Asger Jorn
25 January 1973
Dear Asger:

I have received your letter from Arhus.[1] I am distressed knowing that you are ill. Is one well cared for in Denmark? But I imagine that boredom among the people there is what makes them want you to be completely well before you are allowed to leave. One must certainly make concessions to the physicians when one finds oneself obliged to enter their terrain.

We want to see you very soon, and as per our habit: in fine form. This week I am leaving for Italy where I will stay until April. If you will be convalescing in a less Nordic climate than Jutland -- and less unhealthy than Paris -- we could see each other down there. Write me at this address: Debord c/o Sanguinetti, Costa de' Magnoli, 30, 50125 Firenze.

If not, I will be in Paris around the end of April. In the spring, I will be making a film of The Society of the Spectacle. Thus, one will see, I think, that the research conducted by the Dansk-Fransk Experimentalfilm Kompagnie[2] has not been lost.

My most ignominious ex-published has -- shamefully -- lost the lawsuit that he brought against me.

Get well soon. Alice and I embrace you with all of our affection. See you soon.


[1] Asger Jorn announced his urgent hospitalization in Arhus for "an unidentified spot" on his lung. He hoped to leave soon thereafter to correct the proofs of his book about The Garden of Albisola. "Thus I write to you to announce that I am still not completely demoralized and that I wish to see you in February-March."

[2] Company founded by Asger Jorn to produce two short films by Guy Debord: Sur le passage de quelques personnes a travers une assez courte unite de temps and Critique de la Separation [1959 and 1961, respectively].

(Published in Guy Debord Correspondance, Vol 5: Janvier 1973-Decembre 1978 by Librairie Artheme Fayard, 2005. Translated from the French by NOT BORED! March 2007. Footnotes by Alice Debord.)

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