from Guy Debord

To Pascal Dumontier
Tuesday, 6 March 1990
Dear Pascal:

I have received your note of the 4th.[1] I warned you that they are [a pair of] stinkers,[2] and they appear to surpass what I expected of them by far. Thus I must now do all that must be done, of course without wanting to even meet such burlesque people.

For the moment, respond literally to all that can still happen (by letter or telephone) "that Anita told you previously that, when Madame Lebovici had finished reading your manuscript, you received the proofs through the mail; and that from now on you cannot dispose of a single moment to discuss other details or [their desired] censorship."

And of course, continue to advise me of any kind of development. I can set a day for you soon, at the latest during the week that begins on Monday the 19th, so that we can get together and conclude.


[1] Translator's note: which reported the efforts of Lorenzo Valentine and Nicolas Lebovici to scuttle the publication of Dumontier's book, The Situationists and May 1968.

[2] Translator's note: the French here is jolis cocos.

(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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