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Rubezh publishing house In Arsenyev made a special request to the Russian military to send him to the fortress regiment at Vladivostok.

There’s a wonderful page up by Chad Garcia, titled “Watching Dersu Uzala,” which describes This is an extraordinary book.

Seems invaluable now to listen to voices like this — the voices of the trees. He was present when the Russian city was attacked by the Chinese. In this Russian counterpart to The Journals o Vladimir Klavdievich Arseniev undertook twelve major scientific expeditions between and in the Siberian Far East, and authored some sixty works from the geographical, geological, botanical, and ethnographic data he amassed.

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 rest of his corps of discovery would have perished on several occasions. May 17, Monica rated it it was amazing Shelves: Thanks for telling us about the problem.

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. Evidently it is or was a pretty well known book in Russia, but it reads exactly like a tale of adventure and discovery from a century earlier in the United States.


He would not kill more than necessary to survive, nor overuse plants and taught the same to Arseniev.

How can one expect this book, written by a man who was born the son of a serf? I love this book and this film about the Russian Far East.

Dersu the Trapper is at once a witnessing of Russia’s last frontier and a poignant memoir of rare cross-cultural understanding.

Retracing one explorer’s path-breaking journey through the Russian Far East

But the bridges across language, race and culture also have limitations, and the incursion of civilization exacts its toll. Today, several places associated with Arsenyev are easily accessible for visitors to the Russian Far East. Un inno all’amicizia; un inno al rispetto tra diversi; un inno all’amore per la natura.

In this Russian counterpart to The Journals of Lewis and Clark and the novels of James Fenimore Cooper, Arseniev combines the precise observations of a naturalist with an exciting narrative of real-life adventure.

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Interesting tale with insights into a very different way of life. What an amazing tale about an amazing man and amazing part of this planet. Arseniev, the author, recounts here three expeditions he did along the Sihote Alin and hinterlands between the Russian frontier and the Sea of Japan in the s. Vladimir Arsenyev dedicated 30 years of his life to researching the Russian Far East and its inhabitants.

In Arsenyev made a special request to the Russian military to send him to the fortress regiment at Vladivostok.

They face the challenges of the weather and the environment, animals such as bear, the Siberian tiger, mosquitoes and sable. If you’re intrigued, hop on over to this reader review for much more detail.

Retracing one explorer’s path-breaking journey through the Russian Far East – Russia Beyond

I finished this book today, and the last chapter made me cry, I’m such a crybaby The charge I feel, reading the descriptions, the sentences; the feeling that courses through me, knowing that I am learning something new, yet something so connected to so much of what I have thought before. The meeting of Dersu with modern society of the time era and the resulting interaction is of course an inevitable part of this story.


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And such a strong book–in this case I know my feelings are not mine alone. The real izala stuff here is the window into what life was like in this area a hundred years ago. Subscribe to our newsletter!

Arseniev vladikir his book after one of those native men, Dersu, who has lost his entire family to illness Old, small of stature and poorly dressed, he is more at home in the wilderness that any of his Russian employers. This is an extraordinary book. Anna, 3rd class Recipients of the Order of St.

It is a strange thing that such impressions are not purely personal and subjective, but were felt by all the men in the detachment They can eat it. I’d say–read Chad’s page. At one point he and his men meet Dersu, a native of the area, who truly spent his life living off the land. Other books in the series. Lists with This Book. Consider also that the movie won an Oscar for the best foreign language film.