Autograph letter signed.
1 p. 4to.
To [Madame Irma Antonetti of the Italian Cultural Association (Associazione Culturale Italiana) in Turin]. Barthes thanks her for her letter and her proposal. He has kept a very good remembrance of his collaboration with the ACI (Associazione Culturale Italiana, Italian Cultural Association). Most unfortunately, he does not travel any more: "la santé de ma mère n'est pas bonne, je dois rester beaucoup auprès d'elle et je ne peux pas envisager aucun déplacement" ("my mother's health is not good, I have to stay close to her a lot and I cannot consider any movement").
Barthes regrets this very much and thanks Madame Antonetti for having thought of him, expressing his respectful sympathy for her.
On headed paper; with punched holes (not touching text).