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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He loses his composure rarely, as is proper for a good expedition leader. Awards for Dersu Uzala. Tsotsi — Gavin Hood It’s a nonfiction account of a Russian surveyor’s friendship with a Siberian trapper in the early ‘s.

I must confess that I did nook finish the book. 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. Much of the attraction of this book lies in descriptions of how Dersu reads the clues of the trail, the animals, and the weather, not merely with experience, but often with the logical inference dersi might expect from Sherlock Holmes.

Now I know that I must see the Kurosawa movie.

Sundays and Cybele — Serge Bourguignon English Choose a language for shopping. He worried about how this would affect the fauna in the future. This page was last edited on 6 Octoberat The two men avoid freezing to death and are discovered by the rest of their comrades when the blizzard clears. A ‘classic,’ in Russia, but For an earlier film of the same title, see Dersu Uzala film.

No wonder Kurosawa chose to make a movie about this absolutely beautiful story.


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Mar 23, Katya Reimann rated it it was amazing. Nowhere in Africa — Caroline Link The Assault — Fons Rademakers 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 dersh.

Published June 1st by McPherson first published Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. This is also an action story as you can imagine attempting to survive in the wild and desolate area would be.

Arsenyev predicts the desertification of once naturally abundant ecosystems.

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Vladimir Klavdievich Arseniev undertook twelve major scientific expeditions between and in the Siberian Far East, and authored some sixty works from the geographical, geological, botanical, and ethnographic data he amassed. The Virgin Spring — Ingmar Bergman I think it might be one of the most enjoyable books I have ever read. But the bridges across language, race and culture also have limitations, and the incursion of civilization exacts its toll.

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At this point Dersu asks where Arseniev will go next to which Arseniev bok him “back to the city” and invites Dersu to come with him. There’s a problem loading this menu right now. Thus my excitement over discovering Dersu. Each expedition is beset with hardship and danger: Arseniev considered himself great friends with his Goldi guide Dersu. As a parting gift, Arseniev gives him a new rifle.

See all 50 reviews. But the bridges across language, race and culture also have limitations, and the incursion of civilization exacts its toll. It’s a good story about wilderness survival skills. Apr uazla, Molly rated it it was amazing. The book is a classic and deserves to be rediscovered and Dersu is a true hero. Dersu Uzala — Akira Kurosawa. Writing about living in such close harmony with nature and living off the land, taking only what they needed, emphasizes how most people today are distanced from the natural world.


Can you imagine walking around the forest, not the jungle, just forest like we have in Maine and running into one of those things?

Some time passes and derrsu men seem to be in good spirits. I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? This is a great historical travelogue, a well born Russian officer exploring far eastern Siberia with a guide named Dersu.

Feb 17, Janelle rated it liked it Shelves: In order to navigate out of this carousel please use your heading shortcut key to navigate to the next or previous heading. More by luck than judgement I read this alon I want to note the unobtrusive personality of the Russian officer, who tells us about the Gold he so admires and not about himself. An awesome bromance set in the late s of South East Russia. It was deep gratitude that I did not find the material to be “dated.

Bok Klavdiyevich Arsenyev Russian: They formed a strong and lasting friendship rooted in Dersu’s profound humanity and generosity, and Arseniev’s deep love and affection for Dersu.