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).

an originally French word that means extra (as in a theatrical production); related words "unfiguranted" and "figurantless" mean "without anonymous extras" (where everyone is a protagonist of sorts)

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quoted from IJ. I think DFW coined this word

—p.39 Wallace and Empathy: A Narrative Approach (23) by David Foster Wallace
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2 years ago

figurantless crowds

quoted from IJ

—p.80 Modeling Community and Narrative in Infinite Jest and The Pale King (61) by David Foster Wallace
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2 years ago


to reinforce the sense that the anonymous many (the figurants?) who make up his audience had a place in his text

—p.210 E Pluribus Unum (198) by Jeffrey Severs
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1 year, 10 months ago


A term from ballet, originally, figurant, the wraith explains.

—p.835 by David Foster Wallace
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1 year, 2 months ago