Alice Becker-Ho  

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Alice Becker-Ho (also Alice Debord) (August 6, 1941 – ), is a French language author best known for her relation with Guy Debord.


Becker-Ho was born in Shanghai, her mother Chinese, her father, originally from Alsace-Lorraine, a territory under dispute between France and Germany until the end of WWI, claimed French citizenship. In 1947 he moved his family to France.

Later, in 1963 Becker-Ho became involved in the Situationist International. She began what would be a long lasting relationship with Guy Debord, they married August 5, 1972. Together they published "Le Jeu de la Guerre" [The Game of War] in 1987, an expanded edition of which was republished by éditions Gallimard, Paris, in 2006. She was his partner until his death in 1994.


Becker-Ho has published numerous works of poetry in French: D'azur au triangle vidé de sable (Cognac: Le Temps qu'il fait, 2000); Paroles de Gitans (Paris: Albin Michel, 2000); Au Pays du sommeil paradoxal (Cognac: Le Temps qu'il fait, 2000). She has written a rigorous account of the various slang speech in Western Europe in her works Les Princes du Jargon (Paris: Gallimard, 1993), translated as "The Princes of Jargon" by John McHale (Lampeter & New York: Edwin Mellen Press, 2004), L’Essence du Jargon, and Du Jargon, héritier en bastardie (Paris: Gallimard) She also authored Au Pays du Sommeil Paradoxal [In Slumberpuzzleland].

After Debord's death Becker-Ho has taken up assembling and publishing his letters.

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