Dersu the Trapper
V.K. Arseniev Malcolm Burr (Editor)
TRAVEL NARRATIVE 1996 PAPER 358 PAGES FAVORITE
A mesmerizing account of adventure, exploration and friendship in the Russian Far East. A Russian captain who explored much of the region north of Vladivostok at the turn of the 20th century, Arseniev forged a friendship with the taciturn Dersu, a nomadic Goldi hunter. The book was the source for Kurosowa's magnificent 1976 film, Dersu Uzala.