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).

(noun) a long, mournful complaint or lamentation; a list of woes

4

theory was not reactionary retreat into a Grand Hotel Abyss, but principled withdrawal into a fortress of thought, a citadel from which, periodically, radical jeremiads were issued

for Adorno

Introduction: Against the Current (1) default author
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theory was not reactionary retreat into a Grand Hotel Abyss, but principled withdrawal into a fortress of thought, a citadel from which, periodically, radical jeremiads were issued

for Adorno

—p.4 Introduction: Against the Current (1) default author
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(noun) a pet lamb / (noun) pet / (verb) to treat as a pet; pamper

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the cosseted German childhoods of these thinkers as they were raised by and rebelled against their fathers

Introduction: Against the Current (1) default author
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the cosseted German childhoods of these thinkers as they were raised by and rebelled against their fathers

—p.9 Introduction: Against the Current (1) default author
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(verb) to wear off the skin of; abrade / (verb) to censure scathingly

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we still live in a world like the one Frankfurt School excoriated

Introduction: Against the Current (1) default author
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we still live in a world like the one Frankfurt School excoriated

—p.10 Introduction: Against the Current (1) default author
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(adjective) of or relating to rogues or rascals / (adjective) of, relating to, suggesting, or being a type of fiction dealing with the episodic adventures of a usually roguish protagonist / (noun) one that is picaresque

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his adult exile from Germany into picaresque vagabondage and tragic death on the run from the Nazis aged forty-eight in 1940

Benjamin, of course :(

Part I: 1900-1920 (13) default author
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his adult exile from Germany into picaresque vagabondage and tragic death on the run from the Nazis aged forty-eight in 1940

Benjamin, of course :(

—p.15 Part I: 1900-1920 (13) default author
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(noun) pretentious inflated speech or writing

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Its rage for reinventing itself and erecting very nearly bombastic architecture

Berlin

Part I: 1900-1920 (13) default author
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Its rage for reinventing itself and erecting very nearly bombastic architecture

Berlin

—p.18 Part I: 1900-1920 (13) default author
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a manuscript or piece of writing material on which the original writing has been effaced to make room for later writing but of which traces remain

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for Benjamin, the act of remembrance through writing had a palimpsest, dialectical character that raced backwards and forwards in time

Part I: 1900-1920 (13) default author
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for Benjamin, the act of remembrance through writing had a palimpsest, dialectical character that raced backwards and forwards in time

—p.28 Part I: 1900-1920 (13) default author
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(adjective) deficient in color; wan / (adjective) lacking sparkle or liveliness; dull

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the childhoods that we will never again live through, except by means of the relatively pallid movement of imaginative creation

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the childhoods that we will never again live through, except by means of the relatively pallid movement of imaginative creation

—p.29 Part I: 1900-1920 (13) default author
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(German for worldview) a particular philosophy or view of life; the worldview of an individual or group

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Nearly all the leading lights of the Frankfurt School – Benjamin, Adorno, Horkheimer, Löwenthal, Pollock, Fromm, Neumann – were resistant to the Weltanschauung transmitted by paternal authority, and many rebelled in various ways against their fathers who had become very materially successful.

Part I: 1900-1920 (13) default author
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Nearly all the leading lights of the Frankfurt School – Benjamin, Adorno, Horkheimer, Löwenthal, Pollock, Fromm, Neumann – were resistant to the Weltanschauung transmitted by paternal authority, and many rebelled in various ways against their fathers who had become very materially successful.

—p.33 Part I: 1900-1920 (13) default author
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(noun) an intimate and often exclusive group of persons with a unifying common interest or purpose

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But their relationship took a different turn as she became part of the coterie.

Part I: 1900-1920 (13) default author
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But their relationship took a different turn as she became part of the coterie.

—p.37 Part I: 1900-1920 (13) default author
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the part of theology concerned with death, judgment, and the final destiny of the soul and of humankind

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That said, Schopenhauer’s eschatology, which Horkheimer shared, is not Marx’s. For Schopenhauer, there is no ultimate redemption, no punishment, no heaven, be it on or beyond Earth. There is, rather, pointlessness on a cosmic scale

Part I: 1900-1920 (13) default author
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That said, Schopenhauer’s eschatology, which Horkheimer shared, is not Marx’s. For Schopenhauer, there is no ultimate redemption, no punishment, no heaven, be it on or beyond Earth. There is, rather, pointlessness on a cosmic scale

—p.41 Part I: 1900-1920 (13) default author
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