o poză rară cu barthes, pe la 17 ani.
[…] the preeminent erotic photograph (but in a completely narcissistic composition) is for me the one of young Barthes on the beach. His torso is shown in luminous nudity. The amorous contact is with the sand, in the languid pose that signals the skin’s call of desire. The punctum of the photograph, its mnemonic suggestion lies, beyond the admitted beauty of the photographed subject, in the memory of the same adolescent body, of melancholic recollections of the beach, of similar despair.
pierre saint-amand, the secretive body: roland barthes’s gay erotics,
articol apărut în yale french studies, nr. 90, 1996