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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Here’s the relevant quote, dersy narrated by Arsenyev: Of course, there were people who lived there, both, as Arseniev says, native and immigrant, who could serve as guides, on-trail and off.

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The second film was filmed in by Akira Kurosawa. What makes Biblio different? Fine in an attractive, very good dustwrapper with some soiling, and a modest chip at the foot of the spine. The book has three parts, three different trips into the wild taig. However, they had the amazingly good fortune to very quickly run into Dersu who actually found thema native of the Gold trappeg people, now apparently known as the Nanai.

Science is used in a Original tan cloth binding stamped in blue.

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A beautiful and unique wilderness story He could see a track in the ground and disturbance of nearby plants and tell what kind of person had been there, how long ago, what he was carrying, and more. His emotions will deersu more transparent towards the end, as his friendship with Dersu gains steam.

This book was turned into a really great movie in the ’70s. What an amazing tale about an amazing man and amazing part of this planet. A native trapper named Dersu rescued them and, moved by pity for these hapless Europeans, undertook to teach them something of that difficult land. Oct 02, Merrikay rated it it was amazing. Five stars for book and movie1 One of my all time favorites. Apr 03, Balint Kaman rated it it was amazing.


It does that over and over. The narrative is a factual account trappet Arseniev’s three surveying trips in the coastal area north of Vladivostok–but the story is so much larger.

No need for me to crib those thoughts here, when Chad has already written them so finely. The edition Courtney bought me is leather, with nice little sketches througout. Translated from Russian by Malcolm Burr. Un inno all’amicizia; un inno al rispetto tra diversi; un inno all’amore per la natura. 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 Dersu became the native guide for Arseniev’s expeditions, and much, much more than that.

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Looking for beautiful books? This is a great historical travelogue, a well born Russian officer exploring far eastern Siberia with a guide named Dersu.

Mar 02, Safae rated it really liked it Shelves: Hushour rated it it was amazing. The book is a classic and deserves to be rediscovered and Dersu is a true hero.

Arseniev’s sketchy drawings of some of the birds and other animals enhance the text. The more you know! Dersu the Trapper is at once a witnessing of Russia’s last frontier and a poignant memoir of rare cross-cultural understanding. Kurasawa’s movie was the first complete work he produced after a suicide attempt. Other books in the series. I also got the movie of Dersu from Netflix and it was excellent. Shortly afterward, Dersu Uzala was murdered. I want to note the unobtrusive personality of the Russian officer, who tells us about the Gold he so admires and not about himself.


The three journeys he takes occur in the early ‘s and include his exploits with a Taiga dweller known as Dersu. Dersu the Trapper V. Simply one of my favorite books of all time. Aug 11, Clare rated it really liked it Shelves: Illustrated, including a map. Wouldn’t that make a great discussion group and a great reading list?

Dersu became the native guide for Arseniev’s expeditions, and much, much more than that. He expresses freely that he feels like a child in Dersu’s hands whenever the taiga turns frightening. Eight years later his wife was executed on the false pretext of being a Japanese spy; his daughter disappeared into the camps.

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. There was a revolution inand then the one that “shook the world” in A classic that trappfr we want to vanish with my berdianka into the wastes above Lake Hanka!

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