from Guy Debord

To Georges Monti
Champot, 27 November 1994
Dear Georges:

Since we are not very far from December,[1] I send you -- for our projected publication[2] -- an idea for the cover illustration that has come to me. It is a card from the Marseilles tarot deck. The most mysterious and the most beautiful, in my sense of the words: the acrobat. It seems to me that this card will add, and without the duty to imply it too positively, something that one could see as a certain mastery of manipulation,[3] and will do so by opportunely recalling the extent of its mystery.

Best to you,

[1] Translator's note: which Guy Debord had vowed to himself that he would not live to see.

[2] Des contrats, which would be published by Editions Le Temps qu'il fait, in February 1995.

[3] Translator's note: the implication here is that Debord manipulated Gerard Lebovici into signing contracts that would not normally be offered to a filmmaker such as Debord.

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

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