from Guy Debord

To Mr. Yves Cournot
9 April 1991
Dear Sir:

I indeed accept the remaindering [la mise au pilon] of all my books from Editions Lebovici.[1] Having had several copies of each, and principally desiring the liquidation in the shortest possible time, the delay has hurt me in every regard.

I am even skeptical about the intention to shut down, which they proclaim at this moment: for three months, they haven't ceased to lie so as to change their minds. It will be necessary to press them to conclude things now.

If they should come to communicate the accounts to you, I beg you to ask them to add those that concern the enclosed work, The Princes of Jargon, published this past year by my wife, also without [being under] contract.

I beg you, dear Sir, to believe in the assurance of my distinguished sentiments.

Guy Debord

[1] In a letter dated 5 April 1991, Mr. Cournot announced that "Nicolas and Lorenzo Leibovici (sic) have decided to close their publishing house Champ Libre and that you have made them know your agreement that all the copies of your works will be disposed of." [Translator: it would seem these books were "pulped."]

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

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