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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Dersu the Trapper by Arseniev, V K

He expresses freely that he feels like a child in Dersu’s ddersu whenever the taiga turns frightening. Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you’ll like this book.

Apr 03, Balint Kaman rated it it was amazing. Evidently it is or was tue 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. Which brings me to 3 – the real star of the novel, Dersu Uzala, a simple man with basic needs and ancient wisdom inherited from his native ancestors. Project Gutenberg 0 editions. Fine in an attractive, very good dustwrapper with some soiling, and a modest chip at the foot of the spine.

There were quarry faces, dumps, embankments Russia’s North Asian Colonyand that proved interesting. That stuff should just be skimmed over though, unless you just adore Siberian botany or something. The more you know! I want to revisit my anthropology classes and learn it all again. Arsenyev and his team are on their own and many times their survival is due only to the dsrsu of one man: 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.


First Edition; First Printing. The Best Books of I love this book and this film about the Russian Far East. Its screenwriter, Yuri Nagibinwas renowned in Russia for his lyrical short stories, tye a few of which have been translated into English. Add to Your books. This area is partially bordered by China, Korea and the Sea of Japan. A beautiful and unique wilderness story The book is a classic and deserves to be rediscovered and Dersu is a true hero I love this book and this film about the Russian Far East.

Dersu became the native guide for Arseniev’s expeditions, and much, much more than that.

Arseniev was a surveyor, a passionate observer of nature and outdoorsman – a bit like TR and some others of that era, he behaved in paradoxical ways – if he felt like going out to shoot something he did – often, however, he would decide against it, or ask the men accompanying him to refrain – out of respect for both the animals and their ders habitat.

Arseniev titles his book after one of those native men, Dersu, who has lost his entire family to illness Written in the 19th C.

Sep 03, Kurtbg rated it liked it Shelves: Russia’s North Asian Colonyand that proved interesting. Expect to be saddened, but you’re with a likeable guy who cares about what he sees and hasn’t a dersi bone in his body. Refresh and try again. In later protective glassine removable jacket. In their own country, dwrsu Chinese have long since exterminated the game, almost every living thing.

Dec 23, Matthew rated it really liked it. 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. It’s a good story about wilderness survival skills.


Dersu the Trapper

There are postscripts to add. How can one expect this book, written by a man who was born the son of a serf? Google Books — Loading As a Star Wars fan, I chalk that up to happy coincidence. Dec 08, Adrian desru it it was amazing. The author’s expedition teams face starvation, poachers, and the elements testing themselves and gaining an understanding of the Taiga.

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Mar 03, Tom rated it it was amazing. Seems invaluable now to listen to voices like this — the voices of the trees. 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. Dersu is a member of the Gold tribe–a tribe of hunters of the Russian Far Th.

Dersu Uzala

I enjoyed my time on the tiaga with the Captain and Dersu. And not because it inspired George Lucas’ characterization of Yoda, or because Kirosawa’s film thf inspired elements in the SW films. Archived from the original on The immigrants included Koreans and Chinese people, and in some cases the Chinese are excoriated for exploiting the native populations.

He could not have done this work alone, Arseniev protested, and the real hero was an indigene who befriended his party.