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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Dersu the Trapper by Vladimir Arsenyev

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. I would recommend a second movie for readers who liked the book, dealing also with the dangers of prospecting into the immense taiga wilderness: As I already mentioned: It’s a nonfiction account of a Russian surveyor’s friendship with a Siberian trapper in the early ‘s. Dersu’s eyesight and other senses begin to fade with age until he is no longer able to hunt thus not being able to live alone in the forest. I have read some about the indigenous groups I mentioned above, but now of course I want to study these groups from each continent.

Unfortunately, both Arseniev and Dersu met sad and tragic ends at the hands of the most dangerous animal. The two books in combination are amazing. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. In an interview conducted for the RUSCICO DVD issue of the film, co-star Yuri Solomin stated that Kurosawa had long known of Arsenyev’s book and had planned booi make a film version very early in his career in the late s, but had dropped the project after realising that it had to be made in the region where the events had actually uzxla place.



Dersu the Trapper was an amazing man. Lists with This Book. Arseniev finds that it is indeed Dersu. This area is partially bordered by China, Korea and the Sea of Japan.

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Dersu tells him that his place is in the forest and that tomorrow he will go on his way. See edrsu 50 reviews. A beautiful and unique wilderness bookk The more you know! Dersu was his guide and friend, one of those almost mystical dudes who can read intent, age, and health from spoor and know a person by their tracks. It is an outstanding documentary, Anyone reading this should also read Vaillient’s book “The Tiger” which provides more updated view of that region.

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.

Dersu the Trapper

The two men avoid freezing to death and are discovered by the rest of their comrades when the blizzard clears. I enjoyed the descriptions of plants and animals and think any fan of [[John Muir]] would enjoy this book.

His emotions will become more transparent towards the end, as his friendship with Dersu gains steam. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals.


Among these, Dersu the Trapper has earned a privileged place in Russian literature. I finished this book today, and the last chapter made me cry, I’m such a crybaby The Assault — Fons Rademakers I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? Dersu is a man from the past, one of the dwindling native Nanai people, with a unique perception of life. He is a survivor who chuckles at Arsenyev when he fails to spot a broken branch on the trail: The area they are in is basically the part of Russia that is right next to China and Korea, the bit that’s so far from Russia that it’s really kinda crazy that it’s even part of Russia, but it is.

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Instantly hopeful, Arseniev demands to know where he saw the man and rushes into the forest filled with hope of seeing his old friend. DaLaoHu’s review appealed to me the most, because I think Kurosawa’s film Dersu Uzala has meant as much for himas for me.

Searching the forest for a few minutes he sees Dersu walking away further into the forest.