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The Resource The consolations of the forest : alone in a cabin on the Siberian taiga, Sylvain Tesson ; translated from the French by Linda Coverdale

The consolations of the forest : alone in a cabin on the Siberian taiga, Sylvain Tesson ; translated from the French by Linda Coverdale

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The consolations of the forest : alone in a cabin on the Siberian taiga
Title
The consolations of the forest
Title remainder
alone in a cabin on the Siberian taiga
Statement of responsibility
Sylvain Tesson ; translated from the French by Linda Coverdale
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Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
"A meditation on escaping the chaos of modern life and rediscovering the luxury of solitude. Winner of the Prix Médicis for nonfiction, The Consolations of the Forest is a Thoreau-esque quest to find solace, taken to the extreme. No stranger to inhospitable places, Sylvain Tesson exiles himself to a wooden cabin on Siberia's Lake Baikal, a full day's hike from any 'neighbor,' with his thoughts, his books, a couple of dogs, and many bottles of vodka for company. Writing from February to July, he shares his deep appreciation for the harsh but beautiful land, the resilient men and women who populate it, and the bizarre and tragic history that has given Siberia an almost mythological place in the imagination. Rich with observation, introspection, and the good humor necessary to laugh at his own folly, Tesson's memoir is about the ultimate freedom of owning your own time. Only in the hands of a gifted storyteller can an experiment in isolation become an exceptional adventure accessible to all. By recording his impressions in the face of silence, his struggles in a hostile environment, his hopes, doubts, and moments of pure joy in communion with nature, Tesson makes a decidedly out-of-the-ordinary experience relatable. The awe and joy are contagious, and one comes away with the comforting knowledge that "as long as there is a cabin deep in the woods, nothing is completely lost"--From publisher's web page
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Summary
"A meditation on escaping the chaos of modern life and rediscovering the luxury of solitude. Winner of the Prix Mâedicis for nonfiction, The Consolations of the Forest is a Thoreau-esque quest to find solace, taken to the extreme. No stranger to inhospitable places, Sylvain Tesson exiles himself to a wooden cabin on Siberia's Lake Baikal, a full day's hike from any 'neighbor,' with his thoughts, his books, a couple of dogs, and many bottles of vodka for company. Writing from February to July, he shares his deep appreciation for the harsh but beautiful land, the resilient men and women who populate it, and the bizarre and tragic history that has given Siberia an almost mythological place in the imagination. Rich with observation, introspection, and the good humor necessary to laugh at his own folly, Tesson's memoir is about the ultimate freedom of owning your own time. Only in the hands of a gifted storyteller can an experiment in isolation become an exceptional adventure accessible to all. By recording his impressions in the face of silence, his struggles in a hostile environment, his hopes, doubts, and moments of pure joy in communion with nature, Tesson makes a decidedly out-of-the-ordinary experience relatable. The awe and joy are contagious, and one comes away with the comforting knowledge that "as long as there is a cabin deep in the woods, nothing is completely lost" -- from publisher's web page
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Writing style
Awards note
Winner of the Prix Médicis for Nonfiction
Biography type
contains biographical information
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10180418
Cataloging source
BTCTA
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1972-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Tesson, Sylvain
Dewey number
848/.92
Index
no index present
LC call number
PQ2680.E824
LC item number
Z4613 2013
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Coverdale, Linda
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Tesson, Sylvain
  • Tesson, Sylvain
  • Authors, French
  • Natural history
  • Wilderness areas
  • Natural history
  • Wilderness areas
  • Baikal, Lake, Watershed (Russia)
  • Siberia (Russia)
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
alone in a cabin on the Siberian taiga
Label
The consolations of the forest : alone in a cabin on the Siberian taiga, Sylvain Tesson ; translated from the French by Linda Coverdale
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Originally published in France as Dans les forêts de Sibérie, Editions Gallimard, Paris, 2011"--T.p. verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • A sidestep
  • February: the forest
  • March: time
  • April: the lake
  • May: the animals
  • June: tears
  • July: peace
Control code
988736
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
243 pages
Isbn
9780847841271
Lccn
2013931305
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780847841271
  • (OCoLC)832278746
Label
The consolations of the forest : alone in a cabin on the Siberian taiga, Sylvain Tesson ; translated from the French by Linda Coverdale
Publication
Note
"Originally published in France as Dans les forêts de Sibérie, Editions Gallimard, Paris, 2011"--T.p. verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • A sidestep
  • February: the forest
  • March: time
  • April: the lake
  • May: the animals
  • June: tears
  • July: peace
Control code
988736
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
243 pages
Isbn
9780847841271
Lccn
2013931305
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780847841271
  • (OCoLC)832278746

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