The Veiling of Homoerotic Desire in Roland Barthes' S/Z

Carrie Watterson

(530) For me, you have wiped women from the earth." * SYM. Pandemic castration. ** The hero's physical death is preceded by three partial deaths: to women, to pleasures, to art (ACT. "Will-to-die": 6: to die to women). (S/Z, 202)

(532) "No more love! I am dead to all pleasure, to every human emotion." * SYM. Contagion of castration. ** ACT. "Will-to-die": 7: to die to pleasure, to feeling. (S/Z, 203)

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