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).

(adjective) using or involving the use of a minimum of words; concise to the point of seeming rude or mysterious

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admire its laconic plainness or low-keyed sobriety

Introduction: What is Literature? (1) default author
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admire its laconic plainness or low-keyed sobriety

—p.6 Introduction: What is Literature? (1) default author
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(noun) a branch of metaphysics concerned with the nature and relations of being / (noun) a particular theory about the nature of being or the kinds of things that have existence

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As the philosophers might say, 'literature' and 'weed' are functional rather than ontological terms: they tell us about what we do, not about the fixed being of things.

Introduction: What is Literature? (1) default author
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10 months, 3 weeks ago

As the philosophers might say, 'literature' and 'weed' are functional rather than ontological terms: they tell us about what we do, not about the fixed being of things.

—p.9 Introduction: What is Literature? (1) default author
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a category of writing derived from the French phrase meaning "beautiful" or "fine" writing; includes all literary works—especially fiction, poetry, drama, or essays—valued for their aesthetic qualities and originality of style and tone

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The term 'fine writing', or belles lettres, is in this sense ambiguous: it denotes a sort of writing which is generally highly regarded, while not necessarily committing you to the opinion that a particular specimen of it is 'good'.

Introduction: What is Literature? (1) default author
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10 months, 3 weeks ago

The term 'fine writing', or belles lettres, is in this sense ambiguous: it denotes a sort of writing which is generally highly regarded, while not necessarily committing you to the opinion that a particular specimen of it is 'good'.

—p.10 Introduction: What is Literature? (1) default author
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(adjective) of, relating to, or being speech used for social or emotive purposes rather than for communicating information

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A pub conversation may well transmit information, but what also bulks large in such dialogue is a strong element of what linguists would call the 'phatic', a concern with the act of communication itself

Introduction: What is Literature? (1) default author
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10 months, 3 weeks ago

A pub conversation may well transmit information, but what also bulks large in such dialogue is a strong element of what linguists would call the 'phatic', a concern with the act of communication itself

—p.13 Introduction: What is Literature? (1) default author
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10 months, 3 weeks ago

(noun) visionary theorizing / (noun) a systematic body of concepts especially about human life or culture / (noun) a manner or the content of thinking characteristic of an individual, group, or culture / (noun) the integrated assertions, theories and aims that constitute a sociopolitical program

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The largely concealed structure of values which informs and underlies our factual statements is part of what is meant by 'ideology'. By 'ideology' I mean, roughly, the ways in which what we say and believe connects with the power-structure and power-relations of the society we live in.

I like this definition a lot

Introduction: What is Literature? (1) default author
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10 months, 3 weeks ago

The largely concealed structure of values which informs and underlies our factual statements is part of what is meant by 'ideology'. By 'ideology' I mean, roughly, the ways in which what we say and believe connects with the power-structure and power-relations of the society we live in.

I like this definition a lot

—p.14 Introduction: What is Literature? (1) default author
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10 months, 3 weeks ago

(noun) the quality or state of being true or real / (noun) something (as a statement) that is true / (noun) a fundamental and inevitably true value / (noun) the quality or state of being truthful or honest

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his rhetorical claim to be 'representative' of humankind, to speak with the voice of the people and utter eternal verities

The Rise of English (17) default author
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10 months, 3 weeks ago

his rhetorical claim to be 'representative' of humankind, to speak with the voice of the people and utter eternal verities

—p.20 The Rise of English (17) default author
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(noun) the study of literature and of disciplines relevant to literature or to language as used in literature

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English was a upstart, amateurish affair as academic subjects went, hardly able to compete on equal terms with the rigours of Greats or philology; since every English gentleman read his own literature in his spare time anyway, what was the point of submitting it to systematic study

The Rise of English (17) default author
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10 months, 3 weeks ago

English was a upstart, amateurish affair as academic subjects went, hardly able to compete on equal terms with the rigours of Greats or philology; since every English gentleman read his own literature in his spare time anyway, what was the point of submitting it to systematic study

—p.29 The Rise of English (17) default author
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(noun) germanic

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it was possible to smear classical philology as a form of ponderous Teutonic nonsense

due to Germanic influence; this helped pave the way for the rise of English

The Rise of English (17) default author
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10 months, 3 weeks ago

it was possible to smear classical philology as a form of ponderous Teutonic nonsense

due to Germanic influence; this helped pave the way for the rise of English

—p.29 The Rise of English (17) default author
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10 months, 3 weeks ago

(adjective) having the same or coincident boundaries / (adjective) coextensive in scope or duration

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the touchstone of literature, which was less an academic subject than a spiritual exploration coterminous with the fate of civilization itself

The Rise of English (17) default author
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the touchstone of literature, which was less an academic subject than a spiritual exploration coterminous with the fate of civilization itself

—p.32 The Rise of English (17) default author
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(verb) to wear off the skin of; abrade / (verb) to censure scathingly

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Yet, if it excoriated the bland assumptions of a Sir Walter Raleigh on one level, it was also in complicity with them on another

The Rise of English (17) default author
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10 months, 3 weeks ago

Yet, if it excoriated the bland assumptions of a Sir Walter Raleigh on one level, it was also in complicity with them on another

—p.37 The Rise of English (17) default author
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