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Power & Civility (The Civilizing Process, Vol. 2)
Norbert Elias, Edmund F.N. Jephcott
The Tao of Travel: Enlightenments from Lives on the Road
Paul Theroux
The Romantic Movement: Sex, Shopping and the Novel
Alain de Botton

A Concise Chinese-English Dictionary for Lovers

A Concise Chinese-English Dictionary for Lovers - Xiaolu Guo Aptly titled, the book consists of words the narrator tries to understand. But the real words (those not mentioned) whose meanings the narrator tries to make sense of - are love, home, and solitude. It's a treatise on love and language, and the search for home through travel and understanding the meaning of solitude. As the narrator tries to learn the English language, she stumbles through her broken one; at the same time trying to capture the real essence of love.