The Gift of Rain

The recipient of extraordinary acclaim from critics and the bookselling community, Tan Twan Eng's debut novel casts a powerful spell and has garnered comparisons to celebrated wartime storytellers Somerset Maugham and Graham Greene.

Author: Tan Twan Eng

Publisher: Weinstein Books

ISBN: 9781602860742

Category: Fiction

Page: 450

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The recipient of extraordinary acclaim from critics and the bookselling community, Tan Twan Eng's debut novel casts a powerful spell and has garnered comparisons to celebrated wartime storytellers Somerset Maugham and Graham Greene. Set during the tumult of World War II, on the lush Malayan island of Penang, The Gift of Rain tells a riveting and poignant tale about a young man caught in the tangle of wartime loyalties and deceits. In 1939, sixteen-year-old Philip Hutton-the half-Chinese, half-English youngest child of the head of one of Penang's great trading families-feels alienated from both the Chinese and British communities. He at last discovers a sense of belonging in his unexpected friendship with Hayato Endo, a Japanese diplomat. Philip proudly shows his new friend around his adored island, and in return Endo teaches him about Japanese language and culture and trains him in the art and discipline of aikido. But such knowledge comes at a terrible price. When the Japanese savagely invade Malaya, Philip realizes that his mentor and sensei-to whom he owes absolute loyalty-is a Japanese spy. Young Philip has been an unwitting traitor, and must now work in secret to save as many lives as possible, even as his own family is brought to its knees.

The Gift of Rain

Takes the readers from the final days of the Chinese emperors to the dying era of the British Empire, with a young man's perilous journey through the betrayals of war and into manhood.

Author: Tan Twan Eng

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Category: Malaya

Page: 447

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Takes the readers from the final days of the Chinese emperors to the dying era of the British Empire, with a young man's perilous journey through the betrayals of war and into manhood.


Singin in the Rain

Author: Joachim Brügge

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ISBN: 9783830930099

Category: Motion picture music

Page: 173

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Das Hollywoodmusical "Singin' in the Rain", das Anfang der 1950er-Jahre von Betty Comden, Adolph Green und Roger Edens im Auftrag von Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) konzipiert und 1952 unter der Regie von Stanley Donen und Gene Kelly, mit Kelly in der Hauptrolle, produziert wurde, gilt heute als Klassiker, ja als einer der künstlerisch und kommerziell erfolgreichsten und paradigmatischsten Vertreter seines Genres. Das Musical basiert auf musikalischem Material, das zum großen Teil - genauso wie der durchschlagende Titelsong - bereits eine Vorgeschichte sowohl im Film als auch in anderen medialen Formen der populären Kultur besaß. In der Bühnenversion, welche 1983 am Londoner West End ihre Erstproduktion hatte, erlebt "Singin' in the Rain" eine bis heute rege Aufführungs- und Rezeptionsgeschichte. Das intermediale Miteinander von Songs, Kinofilm und Bühnenwerk macht "Singin' in the Rain" mit seinen verschiedenen Werkkomplexen zu einem Schlüsselthema für eine interdisziplinäre Betrachtung des Musicals der Mitte des 20. Jahrhunderts.

The Gift of Rain

Set during the Japanese Occupation of Malaya during World War II, the novel looks back to this period as an unstable cornerstone from which to imagine and re-imagine ethnic, national, and gender identity in Malaysia.

Author: Sheela Jane Menon

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Tan Twan Eng's debut novel, "The Gift of Rain" (2007), explores issues of allegiance and belonging through a conflicted figure of mixed heritage -- Philip Hutton. Set during the Japanese Occupation of Malaya during World War II, the novel looks back to this period as an unstable cornerstone from which to imagine and re-imagine ethnic, national, and gender identity in Malaysia. Yet, the vision that Tan offers is itself riddled with inconsistencies. The multi-ethnic identity that the novel celebrates is contingent upon systems of power, particularly those associated with patriarchy, British imperialism, and Chinese heritage. I argue that The Gift of Rain opens up a space within which to question narratives of nationhood and loyalty, ethnicity and culture, masculinity and femininity, suggesting that identity remains conflicted and conditional, emerging and developing amidst constant change.

The Garden of Evening Mists

But the Garden of Evening Mists remains a place of mystery. Who is Aritomo and how did he come to leave Japan? And is the real story of how Yun Ling managed to survive the war perhaps the darkest secret of all?

Author: Tan Twan Eng

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1602861811

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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Winner of the Man Asian Literary Prize, an "elegant and haunting novel of war, art and memory" (The Independent) from the critically acclaimed author of The Gift of Rain. Malaya, 1951. Yun Ling Teoh, the scarred lone survivor of a brutal Japanese wartime camp, seeks solace among the jungle-fringed tea plantations of Cameron Highlands. There she discovers Yugiri, the only Japanese garden in Malaya, and its owner and creator, the enigmatic Aritomo, exiled former gardener of the emperor of Japan. Despite her hatred of the Japanese, Yun Ling seeks to engage Aritomo to create a garden in memory of her sister, who died in the camp. Aritomo refuses but agrees to accept Yun Ling as his apprentice "until the monsoon comes." Then she can design a garden for herself. As the months pass, Yun Ling finds herself intimately drawn to the gardener and his art, while all around them a communist guerilla war rages. But the Garden of Evening Mists remains a place of mystery. Who is Aritomo and how did he come to leave Japan? And is the real story of how Yun Ling managed to survive the war perhaps the darkest secret of all?

The Living Museum

THE GIFT OF RAIN What better boon to a sun - parched , And then at last — the
darkening heat - bedazzled land than this , the gift clouds , the sudden wind , the
wash of of rain ? What greater benison can chill , cool wind like surf across the ...

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Essays on Nature

(July 1960) THE GIFT OF RAIN What better boon to a sun-parched, heat-
bedazzled land than this, the gift of rain? What greater benison can come to hard-
baked earth and small creatures huddled in its unkindly, stone-like haunt; to the
forest ...

Author: Virginia Louise Snider Eifert

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Category: Nature

Page: 274

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The Gift of Life

They there collect together and become more heavy , and the minute watery
particles of vapour join together still closer and become water , and the water
drops , becoming too heavy for the air to support , fall upon the earth in the form
of rain .

Author: Sara Wood

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Category: Christian life

Page: 160

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Japanese Journeys

Thanksgiving for the gift of rain If rain does fall during the stipulated period for
which a community has contracted to perform rainmaking ceremonies , the
community proceeds immediately to fulfil all offerings vowed to its parish deity .
The local ...

Author: Geoffrey Bownas

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Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 264

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Geoffrey Bownas, widely known for his writings, translations, broadcasts and commentaries relating to Japan, and an eminent Japanese Studies scholar, has at last completed a memoir. It is a historical record of some significance tracking Japan's post-war history from abject poverty to unimaginable prosperity as the world's second largest economy, and the 'lost' post-bubble years.

Rainbow Roun Mah Shoulder

Rain on the vine . Who was to be for others a fountain , let the waters flow . She
touched her face for the healing of those tears and to remember the gift of rain .
Rainbow light glimmered in her head . Her breath came quickly and she rose
from ...

Author: Linda Brown Bragg

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Category: Fiction

Page: 133

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The odyssey of a Black woman in the South in the early 1900s as she discovers in herself a power and becomes a healer.

Signs and Shadows

The association of water with the celebration of the feast was linked with the
association of the feast of Tabernacles with the gift of rain , as it is found in
Zechariah 14. This biblical text associates Tabernacles with the end of time . After
the ...

Author: Francis J. Moloney

Publisher: Augsburg Fortress Publishing

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Category: Religion

Page: 231

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Moloney offers a close reading of the crucial middle section of the Gospel of John, taking the reader on a journey as Jesus' ministry unfolds. Among the events dealt with are the cure of a cripple on the sabbath, Jesus' walk on the sea of Galilee, and the description of the good shepherd.

Day God Made It Rain

It begins with a miraculous drought , continues with the miracles of food and life ,
and ends with God ' s miraculous answer to Elijah ' s prayer , followed by the gift
of rain . The story is a very concrete example of the fact that God " richly and ...

Author: Loyal Kolbrek

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ISBN: 9780570061083

Category: Religion

Page: 32

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The Gift of Contingency

In Spinoza ' s world of extreme determinism , we may not know whether it will rain
in Fayetteville tomorrow and we say that it possibly will or possibly won ' t . In
Spinoza ' s world , it will either rain or not rain in Fayetteville tomorrow but we don
 ...

Author: David Platt

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated

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Category: Philosophy

Page: 208

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David Platt believes that it may be religiously important to see God's existence as contingent. That there might have been nothing whatsoever, even though we find this conceptually impossible, points up God's contingency. The book discusses how the demands of religious adequacy may be met without recourse to divine necessity. The free gift of experience is rich with religious significance in a world without why. This probing and gentle book maintains that realization of the fragility of existence should also change our domineering attitudes towards the environment.

The Talmud

... although each of these powers will be manifested only in its appointed time, 6
so too may we mention the gift of rain throughout the year, even though rain
actually falls only in NOTES SAGES rryrj} ]a rrprv m Rabbi Yehudah ben Beterah.
The.

Author: Adin Steinsaltz

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Category: Religion

Page: 191

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Tishrey Shevat

GEVUROT GESHAMIM ( The Power of Rain ) To the second of the eighteen
benedictions ( in the amidah prayer which is said thrice daily ) the Rabis added a
formula of praise to God for His gift of rain . That benediction contains the theme
of ...

Author: Eliyahu Ki Ṭov

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Category: Fasts and feasts

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The Christian Witness and Church Member s Magazine

He shall come down like rain upon the mown grass ; as showers that water the
earth . " PSALM lxxii , 6 . The rains which fertilize the earth are Saviour . The rain
is a gift perfectly the precious gifts of God . They show free . None are required to
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The Gift of Love

One who doesn ' t give the gift he promised is like a cloud blowing over a desert
without dropping any rain . LO REFLECTION All churches , missions
organizations , and Christian groups depend on the gifts of people to keep their
ministries ...

Author: Jean Richards

Publisher: Star Song Communications Group

ISBN: 9781562330507

Category: Devotional calendars

Page: 468

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Contains a passage of Scripture from the Living Bible, a devotional thought, a prayer, and a Bible promise for each day of the year.

The Gift

I don ' t mind the rain , ” said he , “ it can ' t hurt me . ” “ He will get his death , " said
Leda . “ Not he , ” replied Arthur , as Acker scam . pered through the woods ; " the
water always helps him in his fits . ” While the wagon took one course , he took ...

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The Gift

She was feeling comfortable and very happy , though not really sleepy yet , and
she thought that the rain Joe had been wanting so badly had certainly come at
last : It was an unusually dark night for the time of year , with a lot of heavy cloud ...

Author: John Davys Beresford

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Page: 224

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