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.

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a style of third-person narration which uses some of the characteristics of third-person along with the essence of first-person direct speech

8

A novelist's omniscience soon enough becomes a kind of secret sharing; this is called free indirect style, a term novelists have lots of different nicknames for--'close third person', or 'going into character'.

Narrating (5) default author
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4 months, 1 week ago

A novelist's omniscience soon enough becomes a kind of secret sharing; this is called free indirect style, a term novelists have lots of different nicknames for--'close third person', or 'going into character'.

—p.8 Narrating (5) default author
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4 months, 1 week ago

(noun) rigor severity / (noun) roughness of surface; unevenness / (noun) a tiny projection from a surface / (noun) roughness of sound / (noun) roughness of manner or of temper; harshness

9

Might 'stupid' reflect a slight asperity or distance on the part of the author? Or does the word belong wholly to the character, with the author, in a rush of sympathy, having 'handed' it, as it were, to the tearful fellow?

on the sentence 'Ted watched the orchestra through stupid tears'. an example of free indirect style

Narrating (5) default author
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4 months, 1 week ago

Might 'stupid' reflect a slight asperity or distance on the part of the author? Or does the word belong wholly to the character, with the author, in a rush of sympathy, having 'handed' it, as it were, to the tearful fellow?

on the sentence 'Ted watched the orchestra through stupid tears'. an example of free indirect style

—p.9 Narrating (5) default author
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4 months, 1 week ago

a style of third-person narration which uses some of the characteristics of third-person along with the essence of first-person direct speech

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His stories, through written technically in authorial third person, seem to emanate from a community of Sicilian peasants; they are thick with proverbial sayings, truisms, and homely similes.

Narrating (5) default author
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4 months, 1 week ago

His stories, through written technically in authorial third person, seem to emanate from a community of Sicilian peasants; they are thick with proverbial sayings, truisms, and homely similes.

—p.20 Narrating (5) default author
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4 months, 1 week ago

(noun) the inherent nature or essence of someone or something; a distinctive feature; a peculiarity

23

Updike must work to establish the quiddity of his character

I totally forgot the meaning of quiddity :(

a truly awful excerpt from Terrorist follows

Narrating (5) default author
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4 months, 1 week ago

Updike must work to establish the quiddity of his character

I totally forgot the meaning of quiddity :(

a truly awful excerpt from Terrorist follows

—p.23 Narrating (5) default author
uncertain
4 months, 1 week ago

(noun) a Russian vehicle drawn by three horses abreast / (noun) a team for such a vehicle / (noun) a group of three / (noun) an administrative or ruling body of three

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the third horse of this troika

might be the first time I've seen this used to refer to something other than the IMF et al, lol

Narrating (5) default author
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4 months, 1 week ago

the third horse of this troika

might be the first time I've seen this used to refer to something other than the IMF et al, lol

—p.29 Narrating (5) default author
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4 months, 1 week ago

(verb) writhe toss / (verb) wallow / (verb) to rise and fall or toss about in or with waves / (verb) to become deeply sunk, soaked, or involved / (verb) to be in turmoil / (noun) a state of wild disorder; turmoil / (noun) a chaotic mass or jumble

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he wants to discipline this welter of detail

Flaubert and the Rise of the Flâneur (39) default author
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4 months, 1 week ago

he wants to discipline this welter of detail

—p.42 Flaubert and the Rise of the Flâneur (39) default author
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4 months, 1 week ago

a discourse between two or more people holding different points of view about a subject but wishing to establish the truth through reasoned arguments

53

This tutoring is dialectical. Literature makes us better noticers of life; we get to practice on life itself; which in turn makes us better readers of detail in literature; which in turns makes us better readers of life.

Detail (48) default author
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4 months, 1 week ago

This tutoring is dialectical. Literature makes us better noticers of life; we get to practice on life itself; which in turn makes us better readers of detail in literature; which in turns makes us better readers of life.

—p.53 Detail (48) default author
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4 months, 1 week ago

an unfilled space; a gap (plural: lacunae)

84

My own taste tends towards the sketchier fictional personage, whose lacunae and omissions tease us, provoke us to wade in their deep shallows

Character (75) default author
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4 months, 1 week ago

My own taste tends towards the sketchier fictional personage, whose lacunae and omissions tease us, provoke us to wade in their deep shallows

—p.84 Character (75) default author
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4 months, 1 week ago

(from the Greek for "to lead out") a critical explanation or interpretation of a text, particularly a religious text

97

It is presented by the author in full exegetical mode

Character (75) default author
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4 months, 1 week ago

It is presented by the author in full exegetical mode

—p.97 Character (75) default author
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4 months, 1 week ago

pleasantly stimulating or exciting to the mind OR spicy

103

there is something piquant about a man who is at once an omnivorous roamer of the world's knowledge and literatures, and at the same time a little Welsh provincial

on Fluellen in Shakespeare's Henry V

Character (75) default author
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4 months, 1 week ago

there is something piquant about a man who is at once an omnivorous roamer of the world's knowledge and literatures, and at the same time a little Welsh provincial

on Fluellen in Shakespeare's Henry V

—p.103 Character (75) default author
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4 months, 1 week ago