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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Instead of western Europeans encountering Native Americans, there are eastern Europeans and Chinese encountering people of Mongolian descent and other races. This page was last edited on 6 Octoberat Dersu the Trapper is at once a witnessing of Russia’s last frontier and a poignant memoir of rare cross-cultural understanding.

A Man and a Woman — Claude Lelouch Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. Feb 17, Janelle rated it liked it Shelves: Learn more about Amazon Prime. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. In a stock ending to the meeting of civilized and savage, Arseniev persuaded Dersu to come with him, but his friend could not adapt to restrictions of life indoors, preferring the rigors of is old nomadic existence to the spurious comforts of city life.

Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. None of this Hollywood Aragorn-patting-grass-where-hobbits-made-love: Arseniev describes three explorations in the Ussurian taiga along the Sea of Japan above Vladivostok, beginning with his first encounter of the solitary aboriginal hunter named Dersu, a member of the Gold tribe, who thereafter becomes his guide.

He could not have done this work alone, Arseniev protested, and the real hero was an indigene who befriended his party. I am sorry to edrsu so cliche, but Dersu is truly one with nature, plants, animals, rocks, to the point of what some would call animism. This article is about the Kurosawa film. Dersu Uzala saves the life of Captain Arseniev for the first time when the two are desu on a frozen lake and a sudden blizzard overtakes them.


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. As a Star Wars fan, I chalk that up to happy coincidence. They face the challenges of the weather and the environment, animals such as bear, the Siberian tiger, mosquitoes and sable.

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That stuff should just be skimmed over though, unless you just adore Siberian botany or something. The film explores the theme of a native of the forests who is fully integrated into his environment, leading a style of life that will inevitably be destroyed by the advance of civilization. Antonia’s Line — Marleen Gorris However, maybe most of the threats to their survival came from men.

The two men avoid freezing to death and are discovered by the rest of their comrades when the blizzard clears. Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Yesterday, it was very good for me to be able to tell that a mountain lion was ahead of me and tracking the same bull elk that I was. Originally published inthis English translation is reprinted in its entirety now for the first time.

Dangerous Moves — Richard Dembo 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.

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Dersu the Trapper by Vladimir Arsenyev

As a parting gift, Arseniev gives him a new rifle. CS1 Russian-language sources ru Articles containing Russian-language text Articles containing Japanese-language text Instances of Lang-ja using second unnamed parameter Articles with Japanese-language external links. Initially viewed as an uneducated, eccentric old man, Dersu earns the respect of the soldiers through his great experience, accurate instincts, keen powers of observation, and deep compassion.


The book is a classic and deserves to be rediscovered and Dersu is a true hero.

In order to navigate out of this carousel please use your heading shortcut key to navigate to the next or previous heading. Before writing this short recommendation, I checked dersi other reviewers had already contributed, to see if there was anything I could possibly add. I think it might be one of the most enjoyable books I have ever read. 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 It’s a nonfiction account of a Russian surveyor’s friendship with a Siberian trapper in the early ‘s.

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Mediterraneo — Gabriele Salvatores 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 Dersu’s mouth to create his character Yoda. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants.

The real good stuff here is the window into what life was like in this area a hundred years ago. Dec 08, Adrian rated it it was amazing. Arsenyev style is mostly dry, a detached recounting of facts, but he is effective because this lends the authenticity of the eyewitness to the text.

He is a survivor who chuckles at Arsenyev when he fails to spot a broken branch on the trail: Each expedition is beset with hardship and danger: Published June 1st by McPherson first published Aug 11, Clare rated it really liked it Shelves: Back Tent Life in Siberia:

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