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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"A Paradigm for the Life of Consciousness": The Pale King

some context for TPK. on Sylvanshine and the other accountants. the influence of An Experiment in Criticism by C.S. Lewis. Toni Ware as a representative for Easton Ellis' writing. on fiction and how it can fight against alienation. mentions Strangers to Ourselves by Timothy Wilson (which DFW read while working on TPK). on the role of consciousness as preventing us from being overwhelmed (connects with previous section)

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149

"A Paradigm for the Life of Consciousness": The Pale King

some context for TPK. on Sylvanshine and the other accountants. the influence of An Experiment in Criticism by C.S. Lewis. Toni Ware as a representative for Easton Ellis' writing. on fiction and how it can fight against alienation. mentions Strangers to Ourselves by Timothy Wilson (which DFW read while working on TPK). on the role of consciousness as preventing us from being overwhelmed (connects with previous section)

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Introduction

a collection of interviews gathered after Wallace's death

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ix

Introduction

a collection of interviews gathered after Wallace's death

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Chronology

  • born feb 21 1962 in Ithaca NY (James D. Wallace, Sally Foster Wallace); moves to Urbana IL six months later
  • 1980: starts at Amherst and rooms with Mark Costello
  • spring 1982-fall 1983: takes these two semesters off to drive a school bus and read
  • spring 1985: graduates summa in English, Philosophy
  • fall 1985: starts MFA program at Universit of Arizona
  • jan 1987: Broom is published
  • aug 1987: graduates from Arizona; goes to Yaddo; takes position as visiting instructor at Amherst
  • 1998: first critical essay (Fictional Futures) is published; starts writing to Franzen
  • 1989: GCH is finally published; spends Aug at Yaddo; enrolls at Harvard for a phil PhD but withdraws after suicidal thoughts
  • sep 1989: enters AA
  • oct 1990: Signifying Rappers is published with Mark Costello; teaching at Emerson College
  • 1991: starts working on IJ
  • 1992: moves to Syracuse, starts writing to Don DeLillo
  • 1993: hired by ISU as assoc prof; finishes first draft of IJ
  • jan 1996: Cruise ship essay published
  • feb 1996: IJ published
  • fall 1996: starts TPK research: audits elementary accounting class
  • feb 1997: Supposedly is published
  • may 1999: Brief Interviews is published
  • jul 2002: becomes Roy E. Disney Professor of Creative Writing at Pomona College
  • oct 2003: Everything and More published
  • jun 2004: Oblivion published
  • dec 2004: marries Karen Green
  • may 2005: this is water commencement speech at Kenyon College
  • dec 2005: Consider the Lobster
  • sep 12 2008: commits suicide
  • dec 2010: Fate, Time and Language published
  • 2011: TPK published
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xix

Chronology

  • born feb 21 1962 in Ithaca NY (James D. Wallace, Sally Foster Wallace); moves to Urbana IL six months later
  • 1980: starts at Amherst and rooms with Mark Costello
  • spring 1982-fall 1983: takes these two semesters off to drive a school bus and read
  • spring 1985: graduates summa in English, Philosophy
  • fall 1985: starts MFA program at Universit of Arizona
  • jan 1987: Broom is published
  • aug 1987: graduates from Arizona; goes to Yaddo; takes position as visiting instructor at Amherst
  • 1998: first critical essay (Fictional Futures) is published; starts writing to Franzen
  • 1989: GCH is finally published; spends Aug at Yaddo; enrolls at Harvard for a phil PhD but withdraws after suicidal thoughts
  • sep 1989: enters AA
  • oct 1990: Signifying Rappers is published with Mark Costello; teaching at Emerson College
  • 1991: starts working on IJ
  • 1992: moves to Syracuse, starts writing to Don DeLillo
  • 1993: hired by ISU as assoc prof; finishes first draft of IJ
  • jan 1996: Cruise ship essay published
  • feb 1996: IJ published
  • fall 1996: starts TPK research: audits elementary accounting class
  • feb 1997: Supposedly is published
  • may 1999: Brief Interviews is published
  • jul 2002: becomes Roy E. Disney Professor of Creative Writing at Pomona College
  • oct 2003: Everything and More published
  • jun 2004: Oblivion published
  • dec 2004: marries Karen Green
  • may 2005: this is water commencement speech at Kenyon College
  • dec 2005: Consider the Lobster
  • sep 12 2008: commits suicide
  • dec 2010: Fate, Time and Language published
  • 2011: TPK published
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