Dersu the Trapper. V. K. Arsen’ev, Author, V. K. Arseniev, Author, Malcolm Burr, Translator McPherson $ (p) ISBN Dersu the Trapper has ratings and 71 reviews. Algernon said: Get out your man card and start punching: go on an expedition to the wildest Siberi. Eighty years ago, in , the eminent Russian explorer V. K. Arseniev published a memoir called Dersu the Trapper. It has been beloved of.

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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. The reports into the landscapes and many numerous native and migrated peoples of the Ussurian Taiga are truly spectacular crossing many languages, races and cultures.

Looking for beautiful books? He becomes a tracker th the legendary, but also real, explorer V. After finishing this book I wondered how much of that pristine forest is left today and how the animals are faring. Eight years later his wife was executed on the false pretext of being a Japanese spy; his daughter disappeared into the camps. As I already mentioned: I suppose that could get long for people who find the chapter on whales in Moby Dick long, but what I bring away from the book is not the specific flora and fauna but the relationship to the land that the explorers, the trapper, the other trappers, the farmers There’s a lot of respect and admiration in his writing, as much for Dersu’s determination to live just past the edge of the encroaching modern world as for the native wisdom without which Arseniev and the trrapper of his corps of discovery would have perished on several occasions.

Title Inside the Classroom with Pathways: Arsenyev and his team are on their own and many times their survival is due only to the skills of one man: I don’t give books five stars very often, but this was an exception. I stayed up late reading this tender, touching, beautiful and sad classic memoir.

I’m so grateful to have met this book and to have been able to read it in this way. Kurasawa’s movie was the first complete work he produced after a suicide attempt.


In Arseniev released his book Dersu Usala dersh, which later was released under the alternate U. Arseniev was a Russian cartographer who undertook several expeditions in Siberia.

I am sorry to sound so cliche, but Dersu is truly one with nature, plants, animals, rocks, to the point of what some would call animism. I enjoyed my time on the tiaga with the Captain and Dersu.

His emotions will become more transparent towards the end, as his friendship with Dersu gains steam. Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of He could see too and mourn the destruction of this area, the animals, insects and birds particular to it, not to mention several tribes of native peoples I’m afraid the Chinese come off very very badly in all regards in this book – although Europeans did no better in the blithe rapine of the North and South American continents.

Among these, Dersu the Trapper has earned a privileged place in Russian literature.

Dersu the Trapper

Dersu the Trapper V. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. This is a tight, very good plus or better book in the original complete DJ which has some overall rubbing and dust soil, but no chips. The jacket is chipped, and has tears that were tape repaired, and are now stained.

It does that over and over. Apr 19, Molly rated it it was amazing.

Sep 16, Jay rated it it was amazing Shelves: They get caught in blizzards and have run-ins with Siberian tigers and navigate icy rivers. Advanced Book Search Browse by Subject.

Dersu the Trapper by Arseniev, V K

Akira Kurasawa was inspired by this book to make his Oscar-winning movie Dersu Uzala,George Lukas was inspired by the syntax Arseniev puts in Dersu’s mouth to create his character Yoda. Siberia is fascinating, a huge, empty land spoiled by the forces of population and thuggery, and there are fascinating books about it. The narrative is a factual account of Arseniev’s three surveying trips in the coastal area north of Vladivostok–but the story is so much larger.

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This is also an action story as you can imagine attempting to survive in the wild and desolate area would be.

Incidentally, Siberian tigers seem pretty badass. Dersu is a master at tracking animals, reading the weather and surviving in the the harshest of conditions. From what source does such human sensitivity arise? Published June 1st by McPherson first published There were this tree and that tree and that other kind of tree and dentate leaves.

Preview — Dersu the Trapper by Vladimir Arsenyev. Uzala was played by Maxim Munzuk. The DJ is complet, but discolored at the top, and reinforced with tape inside of the bottom rear edge. More by luck than judgement I read this alon I want to note the unobtrusive personality of the Russian officer, who tells us about the Gold he so admires and not about himself. Russia’s North Asian Colonyand that proved interesting. I can happily read this kind of book that runs on like: Nov 03, John rated it really liked it.

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I finished this book today, and the last chapter made me cry, I’m such a crybaby Arsenyev will come not only to respect him and to depend on his expertise, but to form a strong friendship with the diminutive guide, offering him the shelter of his home in Khabarovsk when the guide’s eyesight begins to falter. When Uzala’s eyesight and other senses began to fade with age, Arsenyev offered to take him to the city where he lived. Wikipedia in English 1 Dersu Uzala book. A native trapper named Dersu rescued them and, moved by pity for these hapless Europeans, undertook to teach them something of that difficult land.

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