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

Carrie Watterson

(164) Whether copying the characters in the pictures that decorated the choir, or improvising, he always left behind him some gross sketches whose licentiousness shocked the youngest Fathers; evil tongues maintained that the older Jesuits were amused by them. * SEM. Licentiousness (kneading is an erotic activity). ** REF. Psychology of ages (the young are strict; the old, permissive). (S/Z, 96)

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