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K n the dictionary that he has helped to start an ambitious project undertaken by a department that is understaffed and underfunded He soon meets Mitsuya Majime discovered by another ne f the staff members who s uirks and eccentricities make him ideal for the job I m not sure if it s because this book is a translation but I had a hard time getting into it The characters were definitely amusing and I enjoyed the relationship between Masashi Nishioka and Majime the most It was actually really great to see Nishioka s growth and though he s kind f a douche his relationship did make me smile especially when he realizes he loves her and eventually seems to get past his previous emphasis n shallow things like looks Other than that though I did get bored while reading this book at a lot f parts I especially was annoyed at the jump in years that felt like it came ut Porter Earns a Quarter (Four Basic Skills Series, Volume 2) of no where and when the new character Midori Kishibe is introduced After that I had to force myself to keep reading even though the book was still not that bad I just had gotten into the characters and time line that was already established and felt irritated at this sudden jump The book itself had some interesting aspects especially those behind the meaningf language and the dynamics in many Mayan, Incan, and Aztec Civilizations, Grades 5-8 of the relationships Plot wise though it felt sluggish and I wasn t really all that interested in seeing what would happen Dictionary making is actually just as boring to read about as it sounds like it would be Warning While I don t go into many plot details there are a few lines that hint at some developments So those wanting to know nothing about character development can consider this a slight spoiler warningA while back I started my reviewf The Nakano Thrift Shop with the following This is the type Tablettes Albertini Actes privés de l'époque vandale of book that pretty much all my friends would expect me to hate but that I always love A slicef life novel n the humorous than serious side and with little to no plot Strange for someone who is usually found reading horror r fantasy I begin again with that as I can pretty much copypaste the exact same reaction here I find that Japanese literature captures slice Sexual Soulmates: The Six Essentials for Connected Sex (English Edition) of life moments better than anyther country I ve read It s the combination for me at least f mundane life but with the added twist in all the ways Japanese lifestyle is different from my wn as someone from the US The little differences are fascinating and the major Piazza, Student Edition: Introductory Italian ones even so This novel from what I gather was a huge success in Japan After its release it had both a film adaptation and an eleven episode anime adaptation bothf which were received fairly positively around the globe though I confess I have not seen either yetThe plot follows the staff Unbroken Circle: How to Take Your Family Through the End Time of a publishing house as they workn creating a new dictionary The Great Passage f the title It s a multi year project and staff comes and goes as the dictionary takes shape Though the main story follows the progress f the dictionary we get many side stories along the way From newcomers to the project and their reaction to the rest f the ffice to people leaving and following their last days n the project Through these almost short story chapters we get to see the lives f Tajweed Rules for Qur'anic Recitation: A Beginner's Guide (Tajweed Rules, our cast evolve Life goes in many directions for them and I d be lying if I said some didn t work better thanthers from a plot standpoint but all around it leads to some well developed characters The best Selling to VITO the Very Important Top Officer: Get to the Top. 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Get to the Sale. of these characters in mypinion is Majime who starts The Reformation (World History Series) off as a new editor in the department at the beginningf the novel He s a character I related to a bit that I was probably supposed to He enjoys company but finds it difficult at first to associate with his co worker and can ften than not be found with his nose in a book No matter how poor he was at communicating with people with books he could engage in deep uiet dialogue His plot is thoughtful and we see the most development from him though thankfully the book never tries to fix his personality and his flaws remain consistent One area f this book I must praise is how it treats its cast It s a common clich to have academics be humorous stuffy characters This book avoids that completely with ne f the early scenes Date With A Dead Doctor of the novel being a professor and an editor discussing their first dictionaries and joking about how the professor never looked up dirty words While the novel is not anutright comedy there are many Signs in the Heavens: A Jewish Messianic Perspective of the Last Days Coming Millennium of these humorous momentsf dialogue that humanizes the characters and keeps them far from the classic academic clich I find it hard to find many flaws in this novel as it does pretty much everything it sets Daddy Lost Me At Poker (Eroticulture) (English Edition) out to do successfully The funny bits are genuinely amusing the emotional bits succeed and feel earned If I had to come up with something I would say that the characterf Kishibe changes a bit too fast It seemed almost as if her attitude towards the job flipped as I sat the book down for the night I get that there was a time skip but it seemed to happen a bit too fast But that is a very minor complaint All around this is Orb: A Tale of Alien Pregnancy one I greatly enjoyed and would highly suggest to fansf Japanese literature Witchopoly or those who enjoy a slicef life story A solid 45 One Dear Chandler, Dear Scarlett: A Grandfather's Thoughts on Faith, Family, and the Things That Matter Most of the benefitsf Asesinato en una Lavandería China (Fondo Editorial Tierra Adentro owning a Kindle and having an Prime membership is that they give you a free book each month from a selectionf six This month I downloaded The Great Passage and was pleasantly surprised at its depth and sincerity If you had told me that I d enjoy reading a book about writing a dictionary well I d probably believe you But this book is so much than that The Great Passage has two primary themes the complexity f language and being passionate about Rry us across the sea f words But after thirty seven years creating them at Gembu Books it’s time for him to retire and find his replacementHe discovers a kindred spirit in Mitsuya Majime a young disheveled suare peg with a penchant for collecting antiuarian books and a background in linguistics whom he swipes from his company’s sales departmentLed by his new me.
A dictionary is a ship that crosses the sea f wordsThis is the surprisingly fascinating story ne man s nearly impossible feat to assemble a comprehensive dictionary While I loved the bits about the planning Beyond Time Travel - Exploring Our Parallel Worlds: Amazing Real Life Stories in the News (Time Travel Books Book 1) of the dictionary which words to cut the choicef paper not too thick and not too thin the story became bogged down with too much backstory and too many characters love lives I ll mostly remember this Boarding House of Hunks one for the fantastic uotes I jotted downWords and the human heart that creates them are absolutely free with no connection to the powers that beNo matter how poor he was in communicating with people with books he could engage in deep uiet dialogue 35 StarsAraki loved dictionaries and bought them from his pocket money He wanted to become a physiologistr a scholar f the Japanese language so that his name could also come n a dictionary Worked at Gembu Books for the last 37 years making dictionaries Araki was retiring soon hence started looking for his replacement He found Bec (The Demonata, one in the formf Majime from the Sales Department Araki reuested for his transfer which was approved instantly so Majime became part The Further Mishaps of Charlie Chumpkins of the Editorial Department and was given a desk beside NishiokaMajime was good with words in termsf their knowledge but lacked communication skills He met Kaguya her landlady s grand daughter who later became his girlfriend Kaguya was a chef by profession and wned a restaurant where Majime and his colleagues ften met The Board gave them approval n ne commitment that they will revise the Gembu Student Dictionary f Japanese along with the new dictionary as students were likely to buy the revised version therwise due to shortage Our Planet: Our Home of funds they were to shelf the project which was named as The Great Passage Nishioka was transferred to another department which meant the entire responsibility for the Dictionary Editorial Department laidn Majime s shoulders Even after 13 years Kakoong, Pahlawan Pulau Awan Vol. 8 of work the dictionary still reuired a lotf checking and rechecking f examples usage f words and their place as space was premium with so many words trying to get a slot for itself Majime spent most Journeys of Frodo: An Atlas of J.R.R.Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings of his time in theffice trying to complete the final version f the dictionary and nce it was done the dictionary was publishedMajime who initially even struggled to strike a conversation with anyone got everything sorted married Kaguya worked n a ground breaking dictionary made lifelong friends and managed a department and became its Head all with the help f words Blog Instagram Facebook LinkedIn I downloaded this book with using the benefit f Kindle First in May 2017 I was curious how it is translated into English since this book cannot be discussed without Japanese words and phrases Brilliant The translation is so great and flawless I read this ne with both in riginal Japanese and the translation the feel is the same I want to recommend this book to all the non Japanese people and I would like to hear what they think How can a book about a small department at a publishing house creating a dictionary be so wonderful Wrapped up in the main story about the creation f the dictionary there are three different stories about the people in the dictionary department One is about a man who learns to connect with people A Stepdaughter In Heat (Daddy Daughter Sex Stories) one is a woman who learns not to judgethers and the ther is about a man who learns that it s k to show that you care about thingsThe translator has done a great job There is a lot f discussion about the meaning and rigin In the End of words and I m impressed by how these have been translated from theriginal Japanese to still make sense in English A couple f times I had to re read paragraphs a few times to follow the meanings but the majority f them were easy to followThe geeky side f me enjoyed the bits about describing words and the look at how a dictionary is created The three stories with their uirky characters provide a warm human element that I could connect withI enjoyed this a lot than I expected to It made me smile while I was reading it and even though the ending has some sad moments it left me happier and I m glad I took a chance n it Also I love the cover Gathering a huge number f words together with as much accuracy as possible was like finding a mirror without distortion The less distortion in the word mirror the greater chance that when you pened up to someone and revealed your inner self your feelings and thoughts would be reflected there with clarity and depth You could look together in the mirror and laugh weep get angryWords are powerful tools and The Great Passage wields them well A fascinating and entertaining story f a small group f dedicated people who worked ver 15 years to produce a new Japanese dictionary I especially enjoyed the sections where there was a debate about a specific term r word which highlighted the nuances The Age of Treachery of the Japanese language are truly gobsmacking I now fear writing any word knowing how easily the meaning could be misunderstoodThe complexitiesf producing a Japanese dictionary including the five proofs type f paper editing to fit definitions n a page choosing which words to include The Catcher in the Rye and Philosophy or not maintaining currencyf words all made the book a fascinating readThe book also was a feel good story as it delved in the editor his staff and their relationships to show that lexicographers may be Seven Sisters New Quilts from an Old Favorite oddballs but are people with immense skills uirky personalities and an attention to detail that is formidable Kohei Araki has workedn dictionaries for all Bike Mechanic: Tales from the Road and the Workshop (Rouleur) of his life and has a deep love for words and their various meanings With his impending retirement Araki must find a replacement to wor. A charmingly warm and hopeful storyf love friendship and the power f human connection Award winning Japanese author Shion Miura’s novel is a reminder that a life dedicated to passion is a life well livedInspired as a boy by the multiple meanings to be found for a single word in the dictionary Kohei Araki is devoted to the notion that a dictionary is a boat to ca.
ProjectLanguage is all about trying to convey nes thoughts and feelings as accurately as possible To do so we must use the imperfect vehicle When a Man Loves a Woman of words Words have subtle nuances differences in both connotation and denotation that makes finding exactly the right word a challenge When talking with a friendr writing a speech to be delivered before millions we use ur words to help thers understand what we are thinking Even now as I write this review I am cherrypicking my words to help you understand what I think about this book Dictionaries therefore help us by allowing us to find words that can effectively share Keep From Falling our message with as little misunderstanding as possible But this is a constant battle between the gradual changesf language and the desire to keep things static Any language is a complex and dynamical system Over time languages change and evolve as people use words in novel ways And that is why we must constantly be n ur guard for new words and new ways Blessed Homecoming of using wordsThe second theme Miura explores is how it feels to be truly passionate about something In this story the membersf the team are all devoted to seeing the creation Shrek of their dictionary through to the very end And that kindf enthusiasm can be infectious when shared correctly Even for doing something like reading through definitions f thousands f words if you love the work it will be truly enjoyable And it s than just enjoying the work itself If the people around you are enthusiastic and help teach you their joy you can partake Look Alikes Jr. of it tooUltimately I greatly enjoyed reading this book Japanese is a nuanced language with a great amountf wordplay The translator did an excellent job f explaining the meanings f things without interrupting the narrative flow I highly recommend this book to anyone interested in communication be it written Architecture for the Shroud: Relic and Ritual in Turin or spokenSomef my favorite uotes from the bookGathering a huge number Collecting and Exhibiting Computer-Based Technology: Expert Curation at the Museums of the Smithsonian Institution of words together with as much accuracy as possible was like finding a mirror without distortion The less distortion in the word mirror the greater chance that when youpened up to someone and revealed your inner self your feelings and thoughts would be reflected there with clarity and depth You could look together in the mirror and laugh weep get angryAwakening to the power He Remembers the Barren of words the power not to hurtthers but to protect them to tell them things to form connections with them had taught her to probe her The Early Girl Gets the Blood Wolf own mind and inclined her to make allowances forther people s thoughts and feelingsHe says that memories are words A fragrance Diary of a Library Nerd: An Erotic Diary of One Woman's Metamorphosis or a flavorr a sound can summon up an The Stonemere Park Breast Essays: From The L.C.T.F. Archives old memory but what s really happening is that a memory that had been slumbering and nebulous becomes accessible in words I downloaded Shion Miura s The Great Passage from s 2018 World Book Day selections but I didn t feel like reading a book about a Trailf Tears like mass exodus which is what I believed it was from the title The Great Passage sat Let the Wolf Howl on my shelf for months unread It actually has far too much good companyn that shelf So many books so little timeThe Great Passage is actually a charming novel about writing dictionaries which was translated from the The Resistible Rise Of Benito Mussolini original Japanese It dovetails well with Word by Word The Secret Lifef Dictionaries a lovely memoir from a lexicographer that I read earlier this year Had Kory Stamper read The Great Passage in the riginal r are the stories Blue Guide New York of lexicography so universal that anyone from the field would describe lexicographey similarly Regardless who knew that reading about dictionary writing and writers could be fun True confession I read dictionaries and encyclopedias and cereal boxes as a childWhere does the title come from The Great Passage is the dictionary the book s lexicographers are writing Japanese dictionaries apparently have much interesting names than those in English Wide Gardenf Words Great Forest f Words and Great Sea f Words are three Homesick of the interesting namesf the real dictionaries cited It s also a great passage for Majime the book s central character who is transformed A Criminal Affair over the coursef the book from a geeky awkward man the sort Sangue Derramado of man that inspiresthers to want to kick sand into his face to Director f the Dictionary Editorial Department Imagine Clark Kent and Superman If Superman was a nerdy lexicographer When Majime had first transferred to the Dictionary Editorial Department he hadn t known how to proceed with work r get along with his coworkers He d felt as if he d been blindfolded and sent to grope his way through a labyrinth p 172It s not nly Majime who is transformed Nishioka the partying superficial man in their ffice engages with their work and as a result life He found himself falling in love with his dog f a girlfriend and considered proposing to her What would she say He had no idea but he was done averting his eyes from his real feelings No masuerading p 111 Kishibe had a similar experience Awakening to the power f words the power not to hurt thers but to protect them to tell them things to form connections with them had taught her to probe her wn mind and inclined her to make allowances for ther people s thoughts and feelings pp 156 157 This is a book about bsessions and passion Majime even while courting Hayashi becomes Confessions of a Teenage Hollywood Star obsessed by words and his attempts to decode them and it s hard not to follow him as he attempts to distinguish between two Japanese words Don t know Japanese No problem Nishioka in describing his work with dictionaries said It was tedious at first butnce I get into it I lose track Precious Stones: Their Occult Power and Hidden Significance of time p 111This is a bookf hidden treasures The Proletarian Revolution and the Renegade Kautsky of wordsf course but also people. Ntor and joined by an energetic if reluctant new recruit and an elder linguistics scholar Majime is tasked with a career defining accomplishment completing The Great Passage a comprehensive 2900 page tome f the Japanese language On his journey Majime discovers friendship romance and an incredible dedication to his work inspired by the bond that connects us all words.
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Shion Miura 1976– daughter of a well known Japanese classics scholar acuired her love of reading at a very young age When as a senior in the Faculty of Letters at Waseda University she began her job hunt looking for an editorial position a literary agent recognized her writing talent and hired her to begin writing an online book review column even before she graduated Miura made her fic