“I know: she is the one that pleases you “to death” now, to death from pleasure. I know because I know all that you have lived. All that you live.” —
Laure in a letter to Georges Bataille, from Laure: the Collected Writings.
Belles Lettres for Avant Garde Magazine No. 14, 1971
Photographers: Ed van der Elsken, Anna Beeke, Pieter Brattinga, Anthony Beeke, and Geert Kooiman
“I like you; your eyes are full of language.” —
Anne Sexton, from a letter to Anne Clarke dated 3 July 1964
Belles Lettres (W): A photo alphabet from Avant Garde #14, 1971
“Sorrow almost resents love, it is so inflamed.
I am glad if the broken words helped you.” —
Emily Dickinson, from a letter dated January 1878
Belle Lettres: A Photo Alphabet (X)
From Avant Garde issue #14, 1971