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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Preface

most early DFW criticism focused on: the McCaffery interview; E Unibus Pluram; and Infinite Jest

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viii

Preface

most early DFW criticism focused on: the McCaffery interview; E Unibus Pluram; and Infinite Jest

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1

Introduction

exploring failure as a theme in DFW's writing, not necessarily any shortcomings on his part. some themes in his work: communication, ethics, free will, boundaried selves

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1

Introduction

exploring failure as a theme in DFW's writing, not necessarily any shortcomings on his part. some themes in his work: communication, ethics, free will, boundaried selves

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21

"I'm a Man of My--" Wallace and the Incomplete

title refers to the ending of Broom. talks about David Lynch and the concept of bothness as explored in his films; Derrida; postmodernism; cynicism; authority and authorship

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21

"I'm a Man of My--" Wallace and the Incomplete

title refers to the ending of Broom. talks about David Lynch and the concept of bothness as explored in his films; Derrida; postmodernism; cynicism; authority and authorship

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41

"It's Just the Texture of the World I Live in": Wallace and the World

situating DFW in his time; some thoughts on Westward; on the title of The Pale King

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41

"It's Just the Texture of the World I Live in": Wallace and the World

situating DFW in his time; some thoughts on Westward; on the title of The Pale King

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65

The Book, the Broom, and the Ladder: Grounding Philosophy

on philosophy in his works (Wittgenstein's philosophy of language and Rorty's Pragmatist ethics)

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65

The Book, the Broom, and the Ladder: Grounding Philosophy

on philosophy in his works (Wittgenstein's philosophy of language and Rorty's Pragmatist ethics)

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93

"Something to Do with Love": Writing and the Process of Communication

on philosophy and communication; love as distance explored in Lyndon); communication between the author and the reader and how DFW plays with readers' expectations

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93

"Something to Do with Love": Writing and the Process of Communication

on philosophy and communication; love as distance explored in Lyndon); communication between the author and the reader and how DFW plays with readers' expectations

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111

Narcissism, Alienation, and Commun(al)ity

the horror of solipsism; narcissism, infancy, and the inner child (in Broom, and other short stories); alterity and the narrative self; establishing community

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111

Narcissism, Alienation, and Commun(al)ity

the horror of solipsism; narcissism, infancy, and the inner child (in Broom, and other short stories); alterity and the narrative self; establishing community

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137

Vocal Instability and Narrative Structure

on the skeletal narrative (destabilizing a narrative from within) and its use in Brief Interviews, Oblivion, etc; how DFW establishes us-vs-them in his nonfiction; how he uses humour

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137

Vocal Instability and Narrative Structure

on the skeletal narrative (destabilizing a narrative from within) and its use in Brief Interviews, Oblivion, etc; how DFW establishes us-vs-them in his nonfiction; how he uses humour

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165

"Personally I'm Neutral on the Menstruation Point": Gender, Difference and the Body

the quote comes from his review of Wittgenstein's Mistress. on DFW's troubles with non-white, non-male characters; how all of the romantic relationships in his works are dysfunctional; acknowledging the self as an object; the unbreachable distance between individuals

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165

"Personally I'm Neutral on the Menstruation Point": Gender, Difference and the Body

the quote comes from his review of Wittgenstein's Mistress. on DFW's troubles with non-white, non-male characters; how all of the romantic relationships in his works are dysfunctional; acknowledging the self as an object; the unbreachable distance between individuals

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193

Conclusion

kind of weak as a conclusion imo. about how literature and philosophy can locate a beginning by resisting ending?

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193

Conclusion

kind of weak as a conclusion imo. about how literature and philosophy can locate a beginning by resisting ending?

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