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Michael Rowley on Crazy for Kanji
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Michael Rowley, KanjiPictographix.com
Prepublication review

In Crazy for Kanji, Eve Kushner takes kanji's raw ingredients and serves them up in ways that are delicious, surprising, and so satisfying. She breaks them apart like a garlic clove. She lovingly arranges them into a shish kebab of complex kanji compound meanings. At every step Kushner spins stories of how words' deep meanings reveal societal attitudes toward emotions, life, work, and women. Kushner serves kanji fresh. I found myself continually returning for more!

Crazy for Kanji