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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I don’t give books five stars very often, but this was an exception. Return to Book Page.

Dersu saved Arseniev’s life many times. His father, born a serf, became the chief of the Moscow District Railway. An awesome bromance set in the late s of South East Russia. A beautiful and unique wilderness story The charge I feel, reading the descriptions, the sentences; the arseeniev that courses through me, knowing that I am learning something new, yet something so connected to so much of what I have thought before.

He worried about how this would affect the fauna in the future. Vladimir Arsenyev was a vladlmir 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 From what source does such human sensitivity arise? Inhe met the Nanai hunter Uzala. In keeping with his Nanai beliefs, Uzala, who was nearly mauled to death by a tiger, still revered the animal as the spirit of the wild forests.

I also got the movie of Dersu from Netflix and it was excellent. Among these, Dersu the Trapper has earned a privileged place in Russian literature. Amur tiger Tikhon from the Khabarovsk Region. Simply one of my favorite books of all time. I’d say–read Chad’s page.

Dersu the Trapper by Vladimir Arsenyev

Get the week’s best stories straight to your inbox. Dersu could read the terrain and the weather like others could r An account of surveying expeditions sounds like dry reading but this definitely was not the case with this book. He openly discusses the ways that the native way of life is superior to his ‘cultured’ background.


The next stop is the city of Vladivostokwhich has undergone tremendous changes since Arsenyev first moved there in He also knew which one to avoid! May 17, Monica rated it it was amazing Shelves: During our meal I threw a bit of meat into the fire. In others mountains seem surly and wild. The two men would go on to forge a lifelong friendship.

It’s an account of a series of scientific expeditions in early twentieth century Siberia, written by a non-indigenous Russian man. This unity led to his understanding of and respect for life.

Russia’s North Vlavimir Colonyand that proved interesting. As I already mentioned: 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 Raseniev.

Arseniev considered himself great friends with his Goldi guide Dersu. His hzala, Margarita Nikolaevna Arsenieva, was arrested in and again in after being accused of being a member of an underground organization of spies and saboteurs allegedly headed by her late husband. Interesting tale with insights into a very different way of life.

I found it very interesting to think about the cross cultural stuff here. I have waited to read the book before renting the movie, but I vldaimir to remedy this and get it into my player soon. Despite the modernization of the Russian Far East, which began over a century ago, the region still hosts some of the largest virgin forests in the planet.

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. 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. Mar 02, Safae rated it really liked it Shelves: Live alone in mountains – soon uzalz.


Arsenyev’s daughter Natalya arsdniev was arrested in April and sentenced to the Gulag. It’s as if he is leaving a trail for us to follow. What an amazing tale about an amazing man and amazing part of this planet.

Anna, 3rd class Recipients of the Order of St. It was starting to feel very repetitive, and there’s only so much nonfiction this reader can take. Expect to be saddened, but you’re with a likeable guy who cares about what he sees and hasn’t a macho bone in his body.


Eventually the book was made into two films, one by Soviet director Agasi Babayan inthe other by Japanese filmmaker Akira Kurosawa in This book was turned into a really great movie in the ’70s. Books by Vladimir Arsenyev.

This was another Book on Tape for the Pasadena-Pomona commute. This small village inhabited by the hospitable Nanai people gives travelers a glimpse of the customs, culture and uala of the one of the original peoples of the Russian Far East.

Russian officer Vladimir Arsenyev traded high society in St. There were also descriptions of the different groups of people contacted on this trip and Dersu knew the helpful way to interact with each group, according to their customs and behaviors. Those that want to climb Mt.

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