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).

(noun) use of a longer phrasing in place of a possible shorter form of expression / (noun) an instance of periphrasis

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adept practitioners of the diplomatic art of euphemism and periphrasis, that knowingly does not call things by their name

—p.106 Presentation III (100) by Bertolt Brecht, Ernst Bloch, Fredric Jameson, György Lukács, Theodor W. Adorno, Walter Benjamin
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6 years, 5 months ago


Conversely, giving a summary of these books is like producing a Mahler medley, condensing periphrastic brass into a brief fanfare

—p.265 Conducting Mortality: On Henry-Louis de La Grange’s Mahler (260) by Joshua Cohen
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6 months, 3 weeks ago


put up with redundancy, prolixity, periphrasis, or bombast

—p.438 Afterword (438) by Saul Bellow
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4 years, 2 months ago