Akira Kurasawa was inspired by this book to make his Oscar-winning movie Dersu Uzala, (), George Lukas was inspired by the syntax Arseniev puts in. All about Dersu Uzala. The Books. English, German and others editions · Russian editions · The Dersu and Arsenyev. Dersu – photos · Arsenyev – life. Dersu Uzala (Дерсу Узала) is a nonfiction book written by Vladimir Arsenyev, a Russian officer sent on a series of exploration missions in the Siberian Far East.

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Vladimir Arsenyev was a military officer, an explorer of the Far East, a scientist, a traveler, and a writer who organized several prospecting expeditions in the Ussurian taiga between and Mar 03, Tom rated it it was amazing. Arseniev and Dersu battle tigers, bandits, and nature, while Dersu points up what an infant Arseniev and the other Russians are when it comes to reading the world around them. I want to note the unobtrusive personality of the Russian officer, who tells us about the Gold he so admires and not about himself.

He expresses freely that he feels like a child in Dersu’s hands whenever the taiga turns frightening. On January 1, Matsue signed the deal on the condition that Kurosawa receive full creative control over the film. 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 connection one has with one’s reading Amarcord — Federico Fellini Dersu tells him that his place is in the forest and that tomorrow he will go on his way.

Rashomon — Akira Kurosawa Dersu Uzala saves the life of Captain Arseniev for the first time when the two are lost on a frozen lake and a sudden blizzard overtakes them. Aug 11, Clare rated it really liked it Shelves: I am a fairly successful big game hunter and can relate to what it takes to develop the many outdoor skills that Dersu, or anyone that lives closer to the earth than we do, had to hone to survive.


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Dersu could read the terrain and the weather like others could read a book and had a respect for nature that is seldom seen in today’s world.

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Write a customer review. Arseniev and Dersu get caught on the raft as the others embark and are quickly rushed downstream.

My Uncle — Jacques Tati An action-filled memoir of exploration and natural history, Arseniev’s record of friendship with Dersu is one of the finest works of amateur ethnography. Showing of 50 reviews. Live alone in mountains – soon die. Aseniev’s descriptions of the flora and fauna he encounters are delightful and he tells of the hardships of his journeys in a sometimes matter-of-fact way, even when they are life-threatening. It was deep gratitude that I did not find the material to be “dated.

Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. The book is a classic and deserves to be rediscovered and Dersu is a true hero.

Dersu the Trapper

All three expeditions described in this memoir entailed life-threatening danger from blizzards, rainstorms, lack of food, wild animals or hostile natives? This reader was enthralled by the seemingly effortless but beautifully descriptive imagery of Arseniev’s accounts of his, and Dersu’s, journeys through the wilderness.

Details Customers who bought this item also bought Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1 This shopping feature will continue to load items. I must booo that I did not finish the book. In this Russian counterpart to The Journals of Lewis and Clark and the novels of James Fenimore Hzala, Arseniev combines the precise observations of a naturalist with an exciting narrative of real-life adventure.

The reports into the landscapes and many numerous native and migrated peoples of the Ussurian Taiga are truly spectacular crossing many languages, races uzaoa cultures.

ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. Travels in the Sikhote-Alin Mountains. It’s as if he is leaving a trail for us to follow. He exists in harmony with the natural world, with a dignity and respect for all living things – something often lacking in modern people.


He worried about how this would affect the fauna in the future. Preview — Dersu the Trapper by Vladimir Arsenyev. Some boko the first two expeditions drag a bit because Uzaa has this need to mention e This is a great historical travelogue, a well born Russian officer exploring far eastern Siberia with a guide named Dersu. They formed a strong and lasting friendship rooted in Dersu’s profound humanity and generosity, and Arseniev’s deep love and affection for Dersu.

No wonder Kurosawa chose to make a movie about this absolutely beautiful story. He loses his composure rarely, as is proper for a good expedition leader.

I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? At one point he and his men meet Dersu, a native of the area, who truly spent his life living off the land. Dangerous Moves — Richard Dembo Even so, it is a good read about the “Wild, Wild East” that you never realized existed.

The expedition breaks up as Arseniev, Dersu, and a few men cross a large river by raft, and the rest continue on to try to find a ford to cross with the horses.

Dersu the Trapper by Vladimir Arsenyev

It was interesting to read about the landscape of that part of the world in a time when Russian, Chinese, and Korean settlers were interacting with I received this book in my book group’s paperback swap and found it to be surprisingly readable, given my general preference for fiction, women writers, and more contemporary titles.

It completely changed the game pun intended. During our meal I threw a bit of meat into the fire.