from Guy Debord

To Jean-Jacques Pauvert
5 August 1991
Dear Jean-Jacques Pauvert:

I read the suite[1] with the same happiness. This life, finally shown with natural[2] and comprehension, seems to me to be the very route by which our hero hoped that his memory would be effaced from the minds of men. You render justice as much to Sade as to the President. This is sometimes a merit of true history, without losing anything of its passions; ideology will never attain it.

For my part, I have still not seen any satisfying exit from my difficulties with the most recent form of censorship that I have encountered. Your ideas here thus interest me a lot, and I will do all that is possible to give them the chance to be realized.

I hope that nothing formal risks being an obstacle. I obviously have the greatest confidence in you. And, in any case, I estimate that a solution that you might recommend would be suitable to all.


[1] Living Sade (in three volumes). Guy Debord sent [a copy of] his Memoires in return: "For Jean-Jacques Pauvert, thanking him for Living Sade and all the other texts for which I am indebted to him. 17 July 1991. Debord."

[2] Translator's note: a word (a noun) is missing here from the French edition.

(Published in Guy Debord Correspondance, Vol 7: Janvier 1988-Novembre 1994 by Librairie Artheme Fayard, 2008. Translated from the French by NOT BORED! February 2009. Footnotes by the publisher, except where noted.)

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