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



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.

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 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 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




Page: 84

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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 Bible Knowledge Commentary

The gift of rain and abundant harvests (26:3-5) 26:3-5. Unlike the repeated conditional clauses about disobedience (vv. 14, 18, 21, 23, 27), the condition ...

Author: John F. Walvoord

Publisher: David C Cook

ISBN: 9780882078137

Category: Religion

Page: 1589

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HELP FROM EXPERT SCHOLARS IN UNDERSTANDING THE SCRIPTURES • What does That verse mean? • How should I interpret this passage? • What is the significance of this word or phrase in Hebrew or Aramaic? • How do Bible-time customs help me understand the meaning of this passage? • How does the information on the author, historical background, and features of a Bible book help interpret that book? The Bible Knowledge Commentary answers these and other questions about the Scriptures, discussing all the Bible verse by verse and often phrase by phrase. In addition, maps, charts, and diagrams help you grasp the meanings of the biblical text. Unlike most others this commentary is by authors from one school - Dallas Theological Seminary. The Bible Knowledge Commentary - popular in style and scholarly in content - will deepen your understanding of God's written Word

Sacra Pagina James

“And the earth produced its fruit” is the consequence of God's gift of rain. While the narrative in 1 Kings does not describe the consequences of the gift ...

Author: Patrick T. Hartin

Publisher: Liturgical Press

ISBN: 0814682839

Category: Religion

Page: 336

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In his commentary on the letter of James, Hartin offers a unique approach toward understanding a much-neglected writing. Refusing to read the letter of James through the lens ofPaul, Hartin approaches the letter in its own right. He takes seriously the address to the twelve tribes in the Dispersion" (1:1) as directed to Jews who had embraced the message of Jesus and were living outside their homeland, Israel. At the same time, Hartin shows how this letter remains true to Jesus' heritage. Using recent studies on rhetorical culture, Hartin illustrates how James takes Jesus ' sayings and performs them again in his own way to speak to the hearers/readers of his own world. Hartin examines the text, passage by passage, while providing essential notes and an extensive explanation of the theological meaning of each passage. The value of this commentary lies in its breadth of scholarship and its empathic approach to this writing. The reader will discover new and refreshing insights into the world of early Christianity as well as a teaching that is of perennial significance. Patrick J. Hartin was born and raised in Johannesburg, South Africa. He studied at the Gregorian University in Rome and is an ordained priest of the Diocese of Spokane, Washington. He holds two doctorates in Theology: in Ethics and in the New Testament, both from the University of South Africa. Presently he teaches courses in the New Testament and in Classical Civilizations at Gonzaga University. He is the author of eleven books, including: Apollos (Paul's Social Network series), James of Jerusalem (Interfaces series), andJames, First Peter, Jude, Second Peter (New Collegeville Bible Commentary series), al published by Liturgical Press. "

Passage to the Center

In " The Rain Stick , " which opens the volume , Heaney asks , " Who cares if the music that transpires / Is the fall of grit or dry seeds through a cactus ...

Author: Daniel Eugene Tobin

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 9780813133423

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 1010

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Malaysian Literature in English

18 Tan, The Gift of Rain, 401. 19 Ibid, 425. 20 Ibid, 431-32. 21 David C.L. Lim, “Agency and the Pedagogy of Japanese Colonialism in Tan Twan Eng's The Gift ...

Author: Mohammad A. Quayum

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1527551989

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 293

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This collection of essays brings together work by some of the most internationally acclaimed critics of Malaysian literature in English from different parts of the world, including Australia, Canada, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore and the US. It investigates the works of major writers of the tradition in the genres of drama, fiction and poetry, from its beginnings to the present, focusing mainly on thematic and stylistic trends. The book pays particular attention to issues such as gender, ethnicity, nationalism, multiculturalism, diaspora, hybridity and transnationalism, which are central to the creativity and imagination of these writers. The chapters collectively address the challenges and achievements of writers in the English language in a country where English, first introduced by the colonisers, has experienced a mixed fate of ups and downs in the post-independence period, due to the changing, and sometimes strikingly different, policies adopted by the government. The book will be of interest to readers and researchers of Malaysian literature, Southeast Asian studies and postcolonial literatures.

Translational Politics in Southeast Asian Literatures

In their self-conscious translations of the past, both This Place Called Absence and The Gift of Rain pose important questions about the politics of ...

Author: Grace V. S. Chin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1000363325

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 200

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Highlighting the interconnections between Southeast Asia and the world through literature, this book calls for a different reading approach to the literatures of Southeast Asia by using translation as the main conceptual framework in the analyses and interpretation of the texts, languages, and cultures of the following countries: Cambodia, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Brunei Darussalam, and the Philippines. Through the theme of “translational politics,” the contributors critically examine not only the linguistic properties but also the metaphoric, symbolic, and semiotic meanings, images, and representations that have been translated across societies and cultures through local and global consumption and circulation of literature, (new) media, and other cultural forms. Using translation to unlock and decode multiple, different languages, narratives, histories, and worldviews emerging from Southeast Asian geo-literary contexts, this book builds on current scholarship and offers new approaches to the contestations of race, gender, and sexuality in literature, which often involve the politically charged discourses of identity, language, and representation. At the same time, this book provides new perspectives and future directions in the study of Southeast Asian literatures. Exploring a range of literary and cultural products, including written texts, performance, and cinema, this volume will be a key resource for students and researchers interested in translation and cultural studies, comparative and world literature, and Southeast Asian studies.

Dancing with Elephants

And the prairie proclaimed a vision Each time the gift of rain was offered the people ran in fear Heart's fear perverts darkness into evil Missing the gift ...

Author: Jarem Sawatsky

Publisher: Red Canoe Press

ISBN: 0995324212

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 222

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If you need some encouragement in living with joy, read this book. It will change your perspective on everything. —Lana Philips Sawatsky beautifully models a way to dance in the gale of full catastrophe, to celebrate life, to laugh with it and at himself. —Jon Kabat-Zinn, national bestselling author ...beautiful and inspiring book...full of humor and wisdom about the pain of loss in our life, by someone living with a debilitating disease. —Jean Vanier, national bestselling author NATIONAL BESTSELLER 2017 NAUTILUS AWARD WINNER 2017 LIVING NOW BOOK AWARD WINNER Want to enjoy the life you are living, even as you face major life challenges? Is your mind succumbing to age? Is your body failing you? Can you ever find joy, peace, or fulfillment in these challenging conditions? The answer is a resounding YES. Author Jarem Sawatsky saw the countless guides out there for those caring for the ill and healing the curable, but when he was diagnosed with Huntington’s Disease, he found there was nothing for those living with an incurable illness. He quit his job as a professor and devoted his life to exploring the possibilities of living with chronic conditions. Now he’s bringing his findings and insights to you in this empowering mindfulness guide. In Dancing With Elephants you’ll discover: ★ Simple practices to bring healing to your heart and life to your new outlook ★ Humorous (and occasionally heart-wrenching) stories of Sawatsky’s own journey of self-discovery and surprising family caregiving ★ Multiple ways to build confidence in yourself, even when you’ve been shaken to the core ★ A new perspective to transform your pain and renew your spirit ★ Practical tools to face your seemingly inescapable fears, and much, much more! Based on the popular blog of the same name, Dancing With Elephants includes insightful interviews with compassion experts Jon Kabat-Zinn, Lucy Kalanithi, and Patch Adams. Sawatsky’s landmark book provides support that only a fellow traveler down this road can offer. If you like touching stories, mindful wisdom, and a touch of irreverent humor, then you’ll love Sawatsky’s life-changing book. Buy Dancing With Elephants today to discover a new way to live with joy! WHAT CRITICS SAY ABOUT DANCING WITH ELEPHANTS In Dancing with Elephants, Jarem Sawatsky offers a powerful example of the art of real happiness. This inspiring story reminds us just how essential it is to bring lovingkindness into every step of life. - New York Times bestselling author Sharon Salzberg When life seems to be falling apart, Jarem Sawatsky's interesting and entertaining book reminds us that laughter is what we need to not take ourselves too seriously. - New York Times bestselling author Jen Mann WHAT READERS SAY ABOUT DANCING WITH ELEPHANTS ★★★★★ “You won't forget this any time soon!” ★★★★★ “Wow!!” ★★★★★ “Helps each of us learn about loving, letting go, and living in the present moment” ★★★★★ “The most helpful book I've read on living with serious illness” ★★★★★ “A very amazing book to read” ★★★★★ “Outstanding book!” ★★★★★ “This book is a great read” ★★★★★ “Captivated me from the very beginning” ★★★★★ “Written with all the earmarks of authenticity” ★★★★★ “I have never ever said this before: this book changed my life” ★★★★★ “Allowed me to look more deeply with the eyes of compassion” ★★★★★ “The courage and humour in this story are amazing” Vol. 1 in the award-winning & National bestselling series. More than 35K copies of the series sold and over 500 five-star reviews. Available in digital, print and audiobook.

Rain and Resurrection How the Talmud and Science Read the World

The sages don't seem to be worried about the gift of rain to the wicked. Abbahus Talmudic rain text does not refer openly to a more fundamental Torah text, ...

Author: Irun Cohen

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1498712975

Category: Science

Page: 142

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This book presents a set of essays interpreting excerpts from the Talmud that illustrate values essential to Western science. It includes another set of essays interpreting the function of interpretation in the method of science, to associate Talmudic and post-modern concepts.

The Healing and Love Collection

Everybody wants food on the table Nobody wants the rain Everybody wants the colourful rainbow Nobody wants the rain Everybody wants water in their bodies ...

Author: Jarem Sawatsky

Publisher: Red Canoe Press

ISBN: 177538215X

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 474

View: 744

Does life’s final act fill you with fear? Explore bestselling insights into mortality and the joy of savoring every moment. 3 bestselling books. 450+ pages of inspiration in the face of the unknown. “A powerful example of the art of real happiness.” - Sharon Salzberg, New York Times bestselling author. Has illness or pain made healing seem impossible? Are you consumed day and night with thoughts of passing away? Are you worried you’ll take your anger at the unfairness of life to your grave? After being diagnosed with a terminal illness, award-winning author and professor Jarem Sawatsky has stared down his own mortality on a daily basis, refusing to let it dampen his soul. Now in his bestselling multi-volume collection, he’ll show you how to make your inevitable journey in a mindful, graceful, and joyous way. The Healing and Love Collection provides interviews, anecdotes, and insights to help you turn any hopeless situation into a profound experience full of possibility. Combining all three of Sawatsky’s influential works: Dancing with Elephants, A More Healing Way, and Healing Justice, this set will help you unlock the timeless wisdom hidden in your soul. Through the author’s irreverent humor and heart-wrenching honesty, you’ll learn to endure any tragic combination of health and injustice with a powerfully positive attitude. In The Healing and Love Collection, you’ll discover: - How to handle life’s intense challenges by finding joy, peace, and contentment - Insightful stories to inspire a renewed sense of hope and purpose - Alternatives to violent reactions and vengeful grudges to enrich your soul - Meaningful conversations to help anyone facing a terminal diagnosis find courage - Practical tools to help loved ones transform pain and repair their spirit, and much, much more! The Healing and Love Collection is your thought-provoking guide to a purposeful life. If you like mindful wisdom, deep reflections, and full-hearted celebrations, then you’ll love Jarem Sawatsky’s inspiring resource. Buy The Healing and Love Collection to empower your spirit today!

Psalms Volume 2 Baker Commentary on the Old Testament Wisdom and Psalms

A paradox is thus implicit in the fact that the God who chooses to live in the wilderness is the one who gives the gift of rain, even if it is somewhere ...

Author: John Goldingay

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 1441205322

Category: Religion

Page: 752

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This is the second of a three-volume commentary on the Psalms, combining literary, historical, grammatical, and theological insight in a widely accessible manner. One of today's foremost experts on biblical theology, John Goldingay covers Psalms 42-89 with his own translation of each passage, followed by interpretive comments and theological implications. "The book of Psalms is the literary sanctuary; a holy place where humans share their joys and struggles with brutal honesty in God's presence," writes Tremper Longman III, editor of the Baker Commentary on the Old Testament Wisdom and Psalms series. Pastors, seminary students, scholars, and Bible study leaders will enjoy this accessible and enriching volume. This is the fourth volume in the series.

Downstream from Eden

The Amazing Gift of Water for a Thirsty World David L Knight ... people elsewhere experience the calamity of extreme rain – drought or monsoon flooding.

Author: David L Knight

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 1449745660

Category: Religion

Page: 426

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Downstream from Eden is a celebration of water in a less-than-perfect world. It will inspire you and bring you hope, Probably the most comprehensive study of water and the Bible you will find anywhere. Well-researched and highly readable, with stories from Icelandic waterfalls to the Aral Sea, from the origins of the universe to the Apocalypse, the author weaves a conversation that turns water into wine. You will sip and savor page after page. Water is an urgent global concern with 800 million people living today in parched conditions or with unsafe water. The UN Water for Life Decade 2005-2015 highlights the need for sustainable water solutions. Downstream from Eden adds a unique voice to this discussion with insights from the Bible, science, history and literature on issues of social justice, the environment and personal spirituality. Fascinating material! David Knight is a profound, reflective and interesting writer. - Ramez Atallah, The Bible Society of Egypt A beautiful study of water. Read it slowly and enjoy. You will be refreshed – spirit and soul! - Barry Mackay, Habitat for Humanity India (retired), Includes “A Manifesto for Action: Ten Disciplines for Living Downstream from Eden” and Questions for Small Group and Book Club discussion.

Joel and Obadiah

6-8 ) . brings the divine gift of rain for all who worship him ( v . 17 ) and makes Jerusalem holy again ( vv . 21-22 ) . Indeed , Zechariah 9—14 is greatly ...

Author: John Barton

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

ISBN: 9780664219666

Category: Religion

Page: 168

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Furnishes a fresh translation of these two books of the Bible, which are rich in themes, imagery, and poetry, and touch upon the topics of judgment and the redemption of societal misconduct.

New Collegeville Bible Commentary Old Testament

11:10-17 The gift of rain The Nile River of Egypt (some 4,000 miles in length from its source to its estuary) creates a climate that contrasts strongly with ...

Author: Daniel Durken

Publisher: Liturgical Press

ISBN: 0814635873

Category: Religion

Page: 1696

View: 464

Concise and accessible, this one-volume edition of the New Collegeville Bible Commentary: Old Testament draws together the individual contributions to the Old Testament series and offers them to readers in a convenient and attractive format. Written by an array of respected scholars, the individual commentaries collected here bring expert insight into the Old Testament to Bible study participants, teachers, students, preachers, and all readers of Scripture. A first-rate, reliable resource for Bible study and reflection, the New Collegeville Bible Commentary: Old Testament answers the Second Vatican Council’s call to make access to Scripture “open wide to the Christian faithful.”