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舟を編む Fune O Amu

Review 舟を編む Fune O Amu

A charmingly warm and hopeful story of love friendship and the power of 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. 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 of 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 one is a woman who learns not to judge others and the other is about a man who learns that it's ok to show that you care about thingsThe translator has done a great job There is a lot of discussion about the meaning and origin of words and I'm impressed by how these have been translated from the original Japanese to still make sense in English A couple of times I had to re read paragraphs a few times to follow the meanings but the majority of them were easy to followThe geeky side of 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 on it Also I love the cover

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Rry us across the sea of 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. 35 StarsAraki loved dictionaries and bought them from his pocket money He wanted to become a physiologist or a scholar of the Japanese language so that his name could also come on 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 one in the form of Majime from the Sales Department Araki reuested for his transfer which was approved instantly so Majime became part of the Editorial Department and was given a desk beside NishiokaMajime was good with words in terms of 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 owned a restaurant where Majime and his colleagues often met The Board gave them approval on one commitment that they will revise the Gembu Student Dictionary of Japanese along with the new dictionary as students were likely to buy the revised version otherwise due to shortage 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 laid on Majime's shoulders Even after 13 years of work the dictionary still reuired a lot of checking and rechecking of examples usage of words and their place as space was premium with so many words trying to get a slot for itself Majime spent most of his time in the office trying to complete the final version of the dictionary and once it was done the dictionary was publishedMajime who initially even struggled to strike a conversation with anyone got everything sorted married Kaguya worked on a ground breaking dictionary made lifelong friends and managed a department and became its Head all with the help of words Blog | Instagram | Facebook | LinkedIn Million Dollar Marriage (Million Dollar, version otherwise due to shortage 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 laid on Majime's shoulders Even after 13 years of work the dictionary still reuired a lot of checking and rechecking of examples usage of words and their place as space was premium with so many words trying to get a slot for itself Majime spent most of his time in the office trying to complete the final The Long Year, A.D. 69 version of the dictionary and once it was done the dictionary was publishedMajime who initially even struggled to strike a conversation with anyone got everything sorted married Kaguya worked on a ground breaking dictionary made lifelong friends and managed a department and became its Head all with the help of words Blog | Instagram | Facebook | LinkedIn

Shion Miura ✓ 2 Summary

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 of 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. A fascinating and entertaining story of a small group of dedicated people who worked over 15 years to produce a new Japanese dictionary I especially enjoyed the sections where there was a debate about a specific term or word which highlighted the nuances of the Japanese language are truly gobsmacking I now fear writing any word knowing how easily the meaning could be misunderstoodThe complexities of producing a Japanese dictionary including the five proofs type of paper editing to fit definitions on a page choosing which words to include or not maintaining currency of 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 oddballs but are people with immense skills uirky personalities and an attention to detail that is formidable