from Guy Debord

To Andre Frankin
14 February 1960
Dear Andre:

In the context of a very full day, only a word. At the end of May, we will probably publish #4 of the journal [Internationale Situationniste], this issue being tied to the SI's exposition in Amsterdam, also scheduled for then.

Thus -- eternal question -- if you have the fortunate intention of giving us more pages, it will be necessary for me to receive them by 15 April.

Would you like to write on moments, for example, the theory of [Henri] Lefebvre, of which you have spoken to me? I'm currently reading La Somme et le Reste [The Sum and the Remainder]. It is very interesting; and close to us -- here I would like to say: the theory of moments.

Moreover, Lefebvre has written to us,[1] after having read #3. I still not have met him, because he is traveling this month and, before his departure, I myself was absent from Paris. But we must meet each other before long.

I hope that you will also go to see him soon, in the beautiful capital of the Gaullist atomic empire.


[1] On 3 January 1960, Henri Lefebvre wrote: "Since the debut of your journal, I have desired to enter into relations with you. Your [issue] #3 has incited me. Not so much because of what you have written about me, but because of your views on urbanism, on (and against) functionalism, on radical critique and the possibly creative attitude, etc."

(Published in Guy Debord, Correspondance, Volume 2, 1960-1964. Footnote by Alice Debord. Translated from the French by NOT BORED! May 2005.)

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