Welcome to Bookmarker!

This is a personal project by @dellsystem. I built this to help me retain information from the books I'm reading. Currently can only be used by a single user (myself), but I plan to extend it to support multiple users eventually.

Source code on GitHub (MIT license).

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factotum

Everything we see of Sweet is focalized through his chauffeur-factotum, Neil Fontaine.

—p.79 A World of Dread and Fear (77) by Mark Fisher
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what would have happened if the miners had won?

Counterfactuals are largely the preserve of the reactionary Right, and Peace refuses the temptation to change the facts. He writes his retro-speculative fiction in the spaces between the recorded facts, extrapolating, inferring, guessing. Yet the question the reader cannot help but pose is: what ...

—p.78 A World of Dread and Fear (77) by Mark Fisher
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inveigle

Miners were inveigled into identifying with their own terrirory rather than with the industry as whole

[sic] for terrirory

—p.78 A World of Dread and Fear (77) by Mark Fisher
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desire is the desire of the other

Desire is construed here in terms of simple appropriation (this equivalence is yet another way in which Kant is in tune with Sade). But what Kant - and those who follow him in condemning pornography because it 'objectifies' - fails to recognise is that our deepest desire is not to possess an othe...

—p.66 Let Me Be Your Fantasy (63) by Mark Fisher
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bourgeois class interests are in no-one's interests

The moment at which Ballard's 'new proletariat' ('furnished with private schools and BMWs') become real political actors is when they cease to pursue their own class interests. Only then can they come to the Marxist revelation that bourgeois class interests are in no one's interests.

—p.60 What Are the Politics of Boredom? (Ballard 2003 Remix) (57) by Mark Fisher
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cathexis

the explicit de-cathexis of the "nice house, nice family" picture that bourgeois culture is still capable of projecting as ideal

—p.61 What Are the Politics of Boredom? (Ballard 2003 Remix) (57) by Mark Fisher
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ludic

a whole tradition of ludic intervention - passing from the Dadaists into the Surrealist and the Situationists

—p.47 Why I Want to Fuck Ronald Reagan (47) by Mark Fisher
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a quest to the outer edges of the human

[...] What unfolds is the descent into the maelstrom Ballard has explored since High Rise and Concrete Island, a quest to the outer edges of the human that follows a well-defined sequence:

—p.44 Space, Time, Light, All the Essentials - Reflections on J.G. Ballard Season (BBC 4) (43) by Mark Fisher
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Mark Fisher on Kafka

[...] Kafka, after all, is a writer who doesn't waylay you. He invades subtly, slowly. I imagine that at the time I wanted and expected a more straightforward statement of existentialist alienation. Yet there was very little of that in Kafka. This was not a world of metaphysical grandstanding but...

—p.38 Book Meme (37) by Mark Fisher
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lacuna

confronting digital lacunae where the reconstruction of lost dialogues from online fragments, interlocutors having gone missing, became necessary

—p.26 Editor's Introduction (21) by Darren Ambrose
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a lost manifesto of cultural alchemy

[...] the animating fibre that underpins the vast collage which he somehow synthesises into an effective and operative worldview opposed to the tedious banalities of a present ruled by the merciless logic of what he came to term "capitalist realism", where alternative possibilities have become in...

—p.24 Editor's Introduction (21) by Darren Ambrose
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rarefied

I encountered him almost entirely in the rarefied realms of discourse

—p.18 Foreword (13) by Simon Reynolds
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the exciting thing about Mark's writing

The exciting thing about Mark's writing [...] was the feeling that he was on a journey: the ideas were going somewhere, a gigantic edifice of thought was in the process of construction. You sensed, with mounting awe, that Mark was building a system. There was a feeling too that while the work was...

—p.15 Foreword (13) by Simon Reynolds