Welcome to Bookmarker!

This is a personal project by @dellsystem. I built this to help me retain information from the books I'm reading.

Source code on GitHub (MIT license).

a figure of speech by which a part is put for the whole (as fifty sail for fifty ships), the whole for a part (as society for high society), the species for the genus (as cutthroat for assassin), the genus for the species (as a creature for a man), or the name of the material for the thing made (as boards for stage)

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a young culture so willingly bombarded with messages equating what one consumes with who one is that brand loyalty is now an acceptable synecdoche of identity, of character

this is a great quote, incidentally

—p.43 Fictional Futures and the Conspicuously Young (37) by David Foster Wallace
7 years ago

they necessarily make extensive use of synecdoche

quoting Edward Mendelson's essay on Gravity's Rainbow (p30)

—p.viii Preface: David Foster Wallace and "The Long Thing" (vi) missing author
7 years, 3 months ago

In On Populist Reason, hegemony is conceived in the form of synecdoche. Synecdoche is a rhetorical figure that consists in taking the part for the whole or conversely (it involves a form of metonymy).

—p.243 Conflictual Identities (227) by Gregory Elliott, Razmig Keucheyan
6 years, 9 months ago

He was fond of an autobiographical synecdoche: when interviewed, he said that an important thread running through his work began with a book review he found in his uncle Szolem’s wastepaper basket

hm interesting use, not entirely sure how that works

—p.118 Counterperformativity (97) by Alice Bamford, Donald MacKenzie
5 years, 6 months ago

The coin here might be read as a material allegory, or in some sense a synecdoche (a small part which represents the whole) of capital itself.

—p.76 Interlude: Ahab’s coin, or Moby Dick’s currencies? (75) by Max Haiven
3 years, 5 months ago

In this regard, the PowerPoint chapter, “Great Rock and Roll Pauses,” works as a synecdoche for the entire novel, where gaps, pauses, and strict formatting rules define each slide.

—p.85 A Visit from the Goon Squad (78) by Alexander Moran
4 months, 3 weeks ago