Dersu Uzala [Vladimir Arseniev] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Rare book. Vladimir Klavdievich Arseniev () undertook twelve major scientific .. The character of Dersu Uzala is a composite, according to the introduction, yet. IN THE STEPS OF ARSENIEV: KUROSAWA’S DERSU UZALA AND ITS Russian explorer of Siberia, Vladimir Arseniev, entitled В дебрях Уссурийского.

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Originally published inthis English translation is reprinted in its entirety now for the first time. They get trapped and Uzala builds a shelter from a strand of reeds that saves their lives.

Jul 12, J. It has been made into a film of the same name. This book has been described as the Russian counterpart to vladimri Journals of Lewis and Clark], presumptuous, yet a helpful quick analogy for Americans.

Dersu the Trapper by Vladimir Arsenyev

The edition Courtney bought me is leather, with nice little sketches zuala. Trivia About Dersu the Trapper. For me, the most important aspect of Dersu personality is his animist spirituality – his belief that every living thing has ddersu soul and is talking uzal to him, his view that nature is a garden to be nurtured or at least respected, and not an adversary to be conquered. A mountain lion might kill someone once in a while, if it was starving, but these tigers will eat you soon as look at you.

Arseniev is remarkably open to discussing the value of Dersu’s native beliefs and animism, and he really puts the guy on a pedestal. The real good stuff here is the window into what life was like in this area a hundred years ago.

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Arsenyeva town located in Primorsky Kraiwas named after him. Refresh and try again.

Much of the attraction of this book lies in descriptions of how Dersu reads the clues of the trail, the animals, and the weather, not merely with experience, but often with the logical inference one might expect from Sherlock Holmes. Mar 03, Tom rated it it was amazing. Paperbackpages.

He becomes a vladiimr for the legendary, but also real, explorer V. From Vladivostok, Arsenyev led several expeditions to the wild forests by the Ussuri and Amur rivers.

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Prin taigaua Extremului Orient 2 books. Arseniev titles his book after one of those native men, Dersu, who has lost his entire family to illness Jan 03, Mark Isaak rated it really liked it. 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.

Feb dsrsu, Janelle rated it liked it Shelves: This book was made for naturalists! Russia’s North Asian Colonyand that proved interesting. One of Vladimir Arsenyev’s expeditions to the Primorye’s taiga. This book is a lvadimir of the Ussuri Tiaga in east Russia of a surveyor for the railroad.


Dersu pulled it out hastily and flung arseinev to the ground. Subscribe to our newsletter! Um dos melhores livros que tive a oportunidade de ler este ano.

In that spot there was an oppressive feeling in the air, something unhappy and painful, and the sensation of gloom and ill-omen was felt by us all. I received this book in my book group’s paperback swap arsenev found it to be surprisingly readable, given my general preference for fiction, women writers, and more contemporary titles. He stayed on in the city for almost three weeks and was part of the victorious effort against the Qing Imperial Army.


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.

So much about reading is that spark, that sense that one has made an acquaintance of a book at a time and place where the ddersu one has with one’s reading It was deep gratitude that I did not find the material to be “dated.

View all 3 comments. What an amazing tale about an amazing man and amazing part of this planet.

Dersu the Trapper

I enjoyed my time on the tiaga with the Captain and Dersu. They get caught in blizzards and have run-ins with Siberian tigers and navigate icy rivers. The character of Dersu Uzala is a composite, according to the introduction, yet he is based on real people and is lovingly and beautifully portrayed, leaves a stamp on the imagination and made me want to go camping again!

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