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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Chapter 3

"Westward!"

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applies to MFA programs in his senior year (because he needed health insurance, and for that you need a job, and for that you probably need an MFA). hospitalized for depression and starts Nardil. starts at Arizona, and is interested in the ideas behind fiction in addition to writing itself (took a class on Derrida's Of Grammatology, for instance). seems like he was pretty arrogant and show-offy at this point (using, e.g., "How well do you know Pynchon's work?" as an icebreaker). Broom gets picked up by Viking Penguin; he writes Little Expressionless Animals and Here and There and some other short stories

Max, D. (2012). Chapter 3. In Max, D. Every Love Story Is a Ghost Story: A Life of David Foster Wallace. Viking, pp. 50-88

the leaf or leaflike part of a palm, fern, or similar plant

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the fronds tend to occupy angles that are sort of Lovecraftian

—p.54 by David Foster Wallace
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1 year, 11 months ago

the fronds tend to occupy angles that are sort of Lovecraftian

—p.54 by David Foster Wallace
uncertain
1 year, 11 months ago

a figure of speech in which an abstract thing is personified OR an imagined or absent person or thing is represented as speaking (literally, "mask-making")

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defined as "a literary trope for the voice of an absent speaker"

—p.62 by D.T. Max
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1 year, 11 months ago

defined as "a literary trope for the voice of an absent speaker"

—p.62 by D.T. Max
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1 year, 11 months ago

an edict of the Russian government OR an arbitrary command

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The story ably frustrates the MFA ukase, the order to "hook" the reader fast.

—p.76 by D.T. Max
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1 year, 11 months ago

The story ably frustrates the MFA ukase, the order to "hook" the reader fast.

—p.76 by D.T. Max
unknown
1 year, 11 months ago