from Guy Debord

To Antoine Gallimard
Sunday, 7 November 1993
Dear Antoine:

Upon receiving the 1994 edition of the Book Sellers' Catalogue, I was stupefied to find that several of my books are still presented for sale by Editions Ivrea,[1] which is nothing other than an improper successor to the "Lebovici" publishing house in liquidation. These are books that were supposed to have been pulped in 1991 (at the time I saw a certificate from the SODIS).[2] Alice [Becker-Ho], who demanded the same for the first edition of the Princes, has been treated likewise.

I believe that we must react quickly and enduringly to such an extraordinary challenge, which inevitably has been encouraged by the people who seem to "conspire" against us. I obviously can no longer have any confidence in the attorney (Madame Marie-Christine Deluc) who [Jean-Jacques] Pauvert had recommended to me more than two years ago. I indicated to her the existence of these suspects and I haven't heard from her about them since then.

I think that we must see each other as soon as possible. Would it be possible for you to come by here soon, like the last time?[3] Or to send Teresa [Cremisi] after having instructed her in all of your precise conclusions concerning this strange affair?

As I do not know if you are in Paris at this moment, I simultaneously send a copy of this letter to Teresa.

Very amicably,
Guy Debord

[1] Translator's note: for more on Editions Ivrea, see the Wikipedia entry under Champ Libre(!).

[2] Translator's note: SODIS is a book distributor. See letter to Yves Cournot dated 9 April 1991.

[3] Translator's note: see letter to Jean-Jacques Pauvert dated 27 May 1993.

(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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