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Dictionary Days by Ilan Stavans
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Jan 14, 2009

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This is a book I read very slowly, dipping into it over time. I really enjoyed it, but find I need to read it again because I probably missed some stuff. Stavans travels through words and their definitions, sometimes across languages, and uses this a springboard to muse about various things such as the meaning of "love" and "silence." He is a believer in words, but, I think, in end, concludes that words can never more than approximate what we are trying to say.
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