Autograph letter signed.
2 pp. Oblong 8vo.
To [Madame Irma Antonetti of the Italian Cultural Association (Associazione Culturale Italiana) in Turin]. Barthes thanks her for her invitation and tells her he feels the greatest desire to accept it but he has major difficulties with his time management. "Aussi avant de vous répondre, voulez-vous avoir la gentillesse de me préciser d'un mot les villes que je devrais visiter et la durée totale (en jours) de ce voyage?" ("Also before answering you, would you have the kindness to let me know in one word which cities I would have to visit and the total duration of this journey (in days)?"). Barthes promises to answer by return mail.
On headed paper; with punched holes (not touching text).