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).

physical or intellectual pleasure, delight, or ecstasy; the concept featured heavily in the psychoanalysis of Jacques Lacan's and was expanded on by Roland Barthes for literary theory, to contrast with mere "pleasure" derived from reading texts that don't challenge the reader as a subject. can also refer to pleasure that devolves into pain

Highlighted phrases

jouissance



Jouissance is unbearable. It is not in order to retain their dignity that the workers will revolt [...] no, it is something else altogether, there is no dignity

—p.214 Every Political Economy is a Libidinal Economy (209) by Jean-François Lyotard
notable
4 years, 1 month ago


The psychoanalytic answer is: jouissance (Lacan's term designating excessive pleasure coinciding with pain).

on the obstacle that prevents the fusion of different cultures: we can't really understand our own jouissance, so we project this onto the Other, "attributing to this Other full access to a consistent jouissance")

—p.75 The Limits of Neighborhood (73) by Slavoj Žižek
notable
4 years, 2 months ago


both equally concerned with jouissance, with literary bliss

on Barthes and Nabokov

—p.44 Rereading Barthes and Nabokov (42) by Zadie Smith
notable
4 years, 6 months ago


They feared her jouissance!

—p.77 by Tony Tulathimutte
notable
4 years, 3 months ago


The frantic jouissance of seizing the day, gathering rosebuds, downing an extra glass, and living like there’s no tomorrow is a desperate strategy for outwitting death, one which seeks pointlessly to cheat it rather than to make something of it.

—p.91 Is life what you make it? (78) by Terry Eagleton
notable
4 years, 4 months ago


the dreamworld can be thought of as the world of jouissance

—p.117 Level 3 (94) by Alfie Bown
notable
3 years, 11 months ago


there is no place for the Real of jouissance in Heidegger's edifice

—p.172 Epignosis (143) by Slavoj Žižek
notable
4 years, 3 months ago

the stupid jouissance of rave music

on Gangnam Style

—p.9 Introduction (1) by Slavoj Žižek
notable
4 years, 3 months ago


Why the need to decaffeinate the Other, to deprive him or her of their raw substance of jouissance?

—p.49 Allegro moderato – Adagio: (34) by Slavoj Žižek
notable
4 years, 4 months ago