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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In the spring of he asked Arsenyev for permission to return to the woods.

Dersu Uzala

Dersu the Trapper is at once a witnessing of Russia’s last frontier and a poignant memoir of rare cross-cultural understanding. When Uzala’s eyesight and other senses began to fade with age, Arsenyev offered to take him traapper the city where he lived. In that spot there was an oppressive feeling in the air, something unhappy and painful, tarpper the sensation of gloom and ill-omen was felt by us all. Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide.

Dersu the Trapper

I have read some about the indigenous groups I mentioned above, but now of course I want to study these groups from each continent. Today we focus on the Whale Shark!

And what remarkable animals: Friendship, the slow terrible impact of one culture upon another, the slow terrible impact of human culture upon nature He worried about how this would affect the fauna in the future. This is an extraordinary book. As I already mentioned: Trivia About Dersu the Trapper. It is also the basis for Akira Kurosawa’s prize-winning film Dersu Uzala.


That stuff should just be skimmed over though, unless you just adore Siberian botany or something. View all 3 comments. Arseniev and Dersu battle tigers, bandits, and nature, while Dersu points trappper what an infant Arseniev and the other Russians are when it comes to reading the world around them. Dec 08, Adrian rated it it was amazing.

Arseniev was sent by the Russian government to make a geographic survey of the area north of Vladivostok and thus on the strip of Russia that drops down to the borders with China and Korea. Each expedition is beset with hardship and danger: He described traoper species of Siberian flora and the lifestyle of native ethnic people. There was a revolution inand then the one that ttapper the world” in It is understandable from the first why Arseniev would value Dersu, less understandable what draws Dersu to Arseniev, but as you read you become aware that although Arseniev was a man of his time in some ways, in others he was one of those with a naturally open mind, a big heart, strong ethics and also confident in some way of himself so that he never minded admitting his own flaws and errors.

I can’t wait to watch the Akira Kurosawa movie again. As a parting gift, Arseniev gave him a new rifle. Amazon Kindle 0 editions. Un inno all’amicizia; un inno al rispetto tra diversi; un inno all’amore per la natura. Kasym Zhakibayev took the role of Uzala.

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Dersu the Trapper by Arseniev, V K

He is a survivor who chuckles at Arsenyev when he fails to spot a broken branch on the trail: Has the adaptation Dersu Uzala [ film] by Akira Kurosawa.

The book is a classic and deserves to be rediscovered and Dersu is a true hero. Views Read Edit View history. A more tender portrayal of a friendship between two people from unimaginably different backgrounds I haven’t encountered anywhere.

Dersu the Trapper by Vladimir Arsenyev

Other books in the series. Retrieved from ” https: First Printing of the First Edition. 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 trappsr, the trapper, the other trappers, the farmers Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

No library descriptions found. He can look at a track that would mean nothing to you and me, tell you an entire story about the animal, its age, dedsu, mood, intent Written in the 19th C. Thf published inthis English translation is reprinted in its entirety now for the first time. CD Audiobook 0 editions.

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