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Russ: A Reading Proposal for Set A

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The other day, you told me some of Set A was indecipherable, not open. I thought about it all the way home. I thought about how to make it open. Perhaps there is a way, without having to explain too much. So let me propose here, three ways of reading the verse set “A”.

Read it like a chronicler, going from line to line in a march along the linear progression of time:

Read it like you’re looking for answers, try each one and roll them off your tongue:

Read it like a misinformed examinee and take the busted “C” strategy, think about omission, think about focus:


Written by thedoe

October 19, 2013 at 12:33 am

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