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Pulvers, Roger 1944-

Overview
Works: 141 works in 241 publications in 2 languages and 1,948 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Juvenile works  Folk tales  Documentary films  Drama  Fiction  Interviews  Pictorial works  Musical settings  Biography 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Commentator, Costume designer, Scenarist, Director, Other
Classifications: PL833.I95, 895.6144
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Most widely held works about Roger Pulvers
 
Most widely held works by Roger Pulvers
Strong in the rain : selected poems by Kenji Miyazawa( Book )

12 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 635 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kenji Miyazawa (1896-1933) is now widely viewed as Japan's greatest poet of the 20th century. Little known in his lifetime, he died at 37 from tuberculosis, but has since become a much loved children's author whose magical tales have been translated into many languages, adapted for the stage and turned into films and animations. Recognition for his poetry came much later. "Strong in the Rain"--The title-poem of this selection - is now arguably the most memorised and quoted modern poem in Japan. Both intensely lyrical and permeated with a sophisticated scientific understanding of the universe, Kenji Miyazawa's poems testify to his deep love of humanity and nature. From a young age, he was fascinated by plants, insects, and especially minerals, which he collected. At school, his interest in nature deepened, and he began poring through books on philosophy and Buddhism, which were to strongly influence his later writing. Miyazawa drew on nature in a way that no modern Japanese author had before him. Where other writers tended to use it as a springboard for their own meditations, he saw himself not just as nature's faithful chronicler and recorder but as its medium: light, wind and rain are processed through him before being recreated on the page. His mode of active engagement with nature set him apart from virtually all other Japanese poets, and led to his work being largely ignored by the Bundan (the literary establishment) and misunderstood for half a century. But in the 1990s, he received unprecedented attention in the Japanese media. The compassion, empathy and closeness to nature expressed in Kenji Miyazawa's poems and tales appealed strongly to a new generation of readers. -- Product Description from Website
Once upon a time in Japan by Roger Pulvers( Book )

7 editions published in 2015 in English and Japanese and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collects eight classic stories from Japanese folklore, including "The Mill of the Sea," "The Magical Hood," and "The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter."
At Edge( Visual )

2 editions published between 1981 and 2015 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

NOW DIGITALLY REMASTERED. At Edge was filmed by Solrun Hoaas in 1978 just after Judith Wright moved to the property 'Edge' in south-eastern New South Wales. As a film poem of a poet and conservationist, At Edge communicates a relationship between the poet and her bush environment. As a visual re-interpretation of the poetry, the film captures the mood and inspiration of the poems. 'Wet Winter', 'Birds', 'Gum Tree Stripping', 'River Bend', 'The Cedars', 'Night' and 'Boundaries' are all read by Judith Wright. 'Two', 'Wet Winter' [later re-titled 'Lichen, Moss, Fungus'] and 'River Bend' were written during the shooting of the film and are included in the volume 'Phantom Dwelling', Angus & Robertson Publishers, 1985. The filming process allows for a certain candour and expression of Wright's irreverent wit, as well as a self-irony in being a 'personality' exposed to the camera. Comments made by Judith Wright at the time or recording are incorporated into the film through the use of rushes segments, red flashes and numbers at the head and tail of film rolls. These techniques result in a light send-up of the genre of films about famous writers. "It's the whole flow that's real, the whole change pouring through the lens of eyes ..."--'Boundaries'. Directed by Solrun Hoaas
Yamashita by Roger Pulvers( Book )

4 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sixteen scenes
The death of Urashima Taro by Roger Pulvers( Book )

7 editions published between 1980 and 1981 in English and Japanese and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Star sand by Roger Pulvers( Book )

4 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in Japanese and English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A diary and the remains of three people are found on the Japanese island of Hatoma in 1958. In 2011, a university student decides to investigate the diary's story and learn the fates of its four subjects, including sixteen-year-old Hiromi, the American soldier and Japanese soldier both under her care--and both deserters from the conflict of World War II
Bertolt Brecht leaves Los Angeles by Roger Pulvers( Book )

5 editions published between 1978 and 1982 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Bertolt Brecht leaves Los Angeles in the Year of Our Lord 1947 : a musical with tableaux to explore the mask'
Where they create Japan : creative studios shot by Paul Barbera by Paul Barbera( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Photographer Paul Barbera presents his next volume in the Where They Create series - this time with a different approach, by exploring the theme of his series through geographical locales - not just physically but also spiritually, as 'place' is a very fluid concept in today'"s global world. Reinvigorated by his first visit to Japan in five years, he makes this metropolis the starting point of this new volume of photographs. Through the lens of creative spaces, Barbera chronicles his journey as he uncovers how contemporary Japanese design, art and creative thinking, has influenced and inspired the world (and vice versa). Barbera's search is simple and clear: he only visits the studios of people whose work he loves and admires, who have inspiring spaces. For this book, Barbera chose 30+ studios which form a diverse selection of his work. Featured are media companies and creatives, as well as artists, architects, illustrators and designers from all over Japan. In addition to all these photos, descriptions of the spaces by the owners of the studios are included. Interviews with these creators reveal the inner workings of these creatives, discovering how their daily environment influences their output."--Publisher's information
If and Why : two songs from the diary of Anne Frank (1995) for contralto, two wind instruments, piano and strings by Michael Nyman( )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

General Yamashita's treasure by Roger Pulvers( Book )

2 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Japanese inside out by Roger Pulvers( Book )

3 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The honey and the fires : ancient stories retold for our times by Roger Pulvers( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A modern, secular retelling of some of the most powerful stories from the Bible"--Book jacket
Eibun taiyaku Chichi to kuraseba by Hisashi Inoue( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in Japanese and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The dream of Lafcadio Hearn by Roger Pulvers( Book )

3 editions published between 2011 and 2019 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fictional account of the life and times of journalist and ethnographer Lafcadio Hearn
Eigo de yomu Ginga tetsudō no yoru by Kenji Miyazawa( Book )

3 editions published in 1996 in Japanese and English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

If there were no Japan : a cultural memoir by Roger Pulvers( Book )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Originally published in Japanese, If There Were No Japan: A Cultural Memoir was acclaimed for its insights into Japanese life, bringing together aspects of history, culture and everyday life to paint an original and revealing portrait of the Japanese people and the pressing issues facing them today...During his decades of passionate engagement with Japan, Pulvers became close friends with many of the most gifted writers, filmmakers, actors and journalists in the country. Whether delving into ancient traditions or providing vivid accounts of contemporary customs, analyzing characters in Japanese fiction or recounting personal encounters with individuals, the author illuminates those inventive elements that have made Japanese culture and design the envy of the world--and that signal a way forward into the twenty-first century." -- Publisher's description
Odorokubeki Nihongo by Roger Pulvers( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in Japanese and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eigo de yomitoku Kenji no sekai by Roger Pulvers( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in Japanese and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At 'Edge' with Judith Wright( Visual )

6 editions published between 1981 and 1990 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Filmed in the autumn and winter of 1978, just after the poet Judith Wright had moved to 'Edge' in the Half-Moon Wildlife District, Mongariowe, NSW, at Edge communicates a relationship between the poet and her bush environment. Judith Wright speaks her mind about her work on conservation and her poetry; she comments on film rushes shown to her; she reads several poems some written at the time of filming
Ashita e no yuigon( Visual )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in Japanese and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on a true story and written with the aid of official courtroom transcripts, Best wishes for tomorrow (Ashita e no yuigon) recounts the trial of Lieutenant General Tasuku Okada for class B war crimes. Three months before the end of World War II, Okada ordered the execution of 38 American POWs responsible for the carpet bombing of Nagoya. Makoto Fujita plays the general during his trial as his reasoning is explained in detail and he ultimately takes responsibility for his actions. The film delves into his personal relationships and brings up questions about accountability, for both his own actions and those of the US, and explores what a war crime really is
 
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Strong in the rain : selected poems
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The honey and the fires : ancient stories retold for our timesThe dream of Lafcadio Hearn
Alternative Names
Pulvers, R. 1944-

Pulvers, R. (Roger), 1944-

Pulvers, Roger Stuart

Roger Pulvers profesor australianu

펄버스, 로저 1944-

パルバース, ロジャー

パルバース, ロジャ 1944-

ロジャー・パルバース

ロジャー, パルバース 1944-

Languages
English (65)

Japanese (21)