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Unformatted text preview: NAME: Instructions: Paraphrase each of the following passages from R. Barthes essay On Reading. Insert your paraphrases just below each passage, respectively. 1. I can just as well extend the limits of the readable to infinity, decide that everything is finally readable (unreadable as this seems), but also, conversely, I can decided that in the depths of every text, however readable its conception, there is, there remains a certain measure of the unreadable. I can tell you that you will be able to fully comprehend everything you read, however, there will always be deeper questions inside the text that you will never be able to answer. 2. Hence, I am not speaking of the instrumental readings necessary to the acquisition of a specific kind of knowledge, of a technique, and according to which the gesture of reading vanishes beneath the act of learning: I am talking about free readings, which you must nonetheless have performed  I am not suggesting that you read for the sol purpose of a specific knowledge, or to falsely portray...
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This note was uploaded on 09/04/2010 for the course CHEM 10966 taught by Professor Vollhardt during the Spring '10 term at University of California, Berkeley.
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