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

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a recurrent theme throughout a musical or literary composition, associated with a particular person, idea, or situation

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leitmotiv



We can find this contributive factor and its disturbing existential impact illustrated in countless places in the works of Wallace, Eggers and Foer, often as a leitmotiv, as a quest for meaning.

referring to modernity-imposed conditions of doubt and a general inability to rely on authority

—p.31 Hyperreflexivity (26) by Allard Pieter den Dulk
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This leitmotif – sadness in intoxication, catastrophe foreshadowed in the very moment of exultation, death figured in birth pangs – is, for Adorno, utterly German

—p.162 Part III: The 1930s (123) by Stuart Jeffries
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2 years, 3 months ago


The End of Ideology by the American sociologist Daniel Bell dates from 1960, but it was only during the 1980s that this leitmotif reached France and found expression in all areas of social existence

—p.16 The Defeat of Critical Thinking (1977–93) (7) by Gregory Elliott, Razmig Keucheyan
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2 years, 2 months ago


identification with Obama’s perceived wounds would become the leitmotif of the party’s politics

—p.94 Bridges to Nowhere (84) missing author
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