skip to content
The consolations of the forest : alone in a cabin on the Siberian taiga Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

The consolations of the forest : alone in a cabin on the Siberian taiga

Author: Sylvain Tesson; Linda Coverdale
Publisher: New York : Rizzoli Ex Libris, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
Database:WorldCat
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  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

 

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Named Person: Sylvain Tesson; Sylvain Tesson; Sylvain Tesson
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sylvain Tesson; Linda Coverdale
ISBN: 9780847841271 0847841278
OCLC Number: 832278746
Notes: Translation of: Dans les forêts de Sibérie.
Description: 243 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: A sidestep --
February: the forest --
March: time --
April: the lake --
May: the animals --
June: tears --
July: peace --
Translator's notes.
Other Titles: Dans les forêts de Sibérie.
Responsibility: Sylvain Tesson ; translated from the French by Linda Coverdale.

Abstract:

"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"--Publisher's web page.

Reviews

User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/832278746> # The consolations of the forest : alone in a cabin on the Siberian taiga
    a schema:CreativeWork, schema:Book ;
    bgn:translationOfWork <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/832278746#CreativeWork/unidentifiedOriginalWork> ; # Dans les forêts de Sibérie.
    library:oclcnum "832278746" ;
    library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/nyu> ;
    library:placeOfPublication <http://dbpedia.org/resource/New_York_City> ; # New York
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/822037> ; # Authors, French--Travel
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3862107829#Event/2000_2099> ; # 2000-2099
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1034268> ; # Natural history
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1353235> ; # Homes
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1155558> ; # Travel
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3862107829#Topic/natural_history_russia_federation_baikal_lake> ; # Natural history--Russia (Federation)--Baikal, Lake
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1243666> ; # Russia (Federation)--Siberia.
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3862107829#Topic/wilderness_areas_russia_federation_baikal_lake> ; # Wilderness areas--Russia (Federation)--Baikal, Lake
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3862107829#Topic/authors_french_21st_century_travel_russia_federation_siberia> ; # Authors, French--21st century--Travel--Russia (Federation)--Siberia
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3862107829#Topic/wilderness_areas_russia_federation_siberia> ; # Wilderness areas--Russia (Federation)--Siberia
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3862107829#Place/siberia_russia> ; # Siberia (Russia)
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3862107829#Person/tesson_sylvain_1972> ; # Sylvain Tesson
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1175164> ; # Wilderness areas
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3862107829#Topic/natural_history_russia_federation_siberia> ; # Natural history--Russia (Federation)--Siberia
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1333665> ; # Russia (Federation)--Lake Baikal.
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1335907> ; # Russia (Federation)--Lake Baikal Watershed.
    schema:about <http://viaf.org/viaf/90723648> ; # Sylvain Tesson
    schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/848.92/e23/> ;
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3862107829#Place/baikal_lake_watershed_russia> ; # Baikal, Lake, Watershed (Russia)
    schema:bookFormat bgn:PrintBook ;
    schema:contributor <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3862107829#Person/coverdale_linda> ; # Linda Coverdale
    schema:creator <http://viaf.org/viaf/90723648> ; # Sylvain Tesson
    schema:datePublished "2013" ;
    schema:description ""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"--Publisher's web page."@en ;
    schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/3862107829> ; # Dans les forêts de Sibérie.
    schema:genre "Biography"@en ;
    schema:inLanguage "en" ;
    schema:name "The consolations of the forest : alone in a cabin on the Siberian taiga"@en ;
    schema:productID "832278746" ;
    schema:publication <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/832278746#PublicationEvent/new_york_rizzoli_ex_libris_2013> ;
    schema:publisher <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3862107829#Agent/rizzoli_ex_libris> ; # Rizzoli Ex Libris
    schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780847841271> ;
    wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/832278746> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://dbpedia.org/resource/New_York_City> # New York
    a schema:Place ;
    schema:name "New York" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3862107829#Agent/rizzoli_ex_libris> # Rizzoli Ex Libris
    a bgn:Agent ;
    schema:name "Rizzoli Ex Libris" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3862107829#Person/coverdale_linda> # Linda Coverdale
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:familyName "Coverdale" ;
    schema:givenName "Linda" ;
    schema:name "Linda Coverdale" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3862107829#Person/tesson_sylvain_1972> # Sylvain Tesson
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:birthDate "1972" ;
    schema:familyName "Tesson" ;
    schema:givenName "Sylvain" ;
    schema:name "Sylvain Tesson" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3862107829#Place/baikal_lake_watershed_russia> # Baikal, Lake, Watershed (Russia)
    a schema:Place ;
    schema:name "Baikal, Lake, Watershed (Russia)" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3862107829#Place/siberia_russia> # Siberia (Russia)
    a schema:Place ;
    schema:name "Siberia (Russia)" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3862107829#Topic/authors_french_21st_century_travel_russia_federation_siberia> # Authors, French--21st century--Travel--Russia (Federation)--Siberia
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:hasPart <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85009907> ;
    schema:name "Authors, French--21st century--Travel--Russia (Federation)--Siberia"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3862107829#Topic/natural_history_russia_federation_baikal_lake> # Natural history--Russia (Federation)--Baikal, Lake
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:hasPart <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85090222> ;
    schema:name "Natural history--Russia (Federation)--Baikal, Lake"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3862107829#Topic/natural_history_russia_federation_siberia> # Natural history--Russia (Federation)--Siberia
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:hasPart <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85090222> ;
    schema:name "Natural history--Russia (Federation)--Siberia"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3862107829#Topic/wilderness_areas_russia_federation_baikal_lake> # Wilderness areas--Russia (Federation)--Baikal, Lake
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:hasPart <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85146698> ;
    schema:name "Wilderness areas--Russia (Federation)--Baikal, Lake"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3862107829#Topic/wilderness_areas_russia_federation_siberia> # Wilderness areas--Russia (Federation)--Siberia
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:hasPart <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85146698> ;
    schema:name "Wilderness areas--Russia (Federation)--Siberia"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1034268> # Natural history
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Natural history"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1155558> # Travel
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Travel"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1175164> # Wilderness areas
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Wilderness areas"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1243666> # Russia (Federation)--Siberia.
    a schema:Place ;
    schema:name "Russia (Federation)--Siberia." ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1333665> # Russia (Federation)--Lake Baikal.
    a schema:Place ;
    schema:name "Russia (Federation)--Lake Baikal." ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1335907> # Russia (Federation)--Lake Baikal Watershed.
    a schema:Place ;
    schema:name "Russia (Federation)--Lake Baikal Watershed." ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1353235> # Homes
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Homes"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/822037> # Authors, French--Travel
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Authors, French--Travel"@en ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/90723648> # Sylvain Tesson
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:birthDate "1972" ;
    schema:familyName "Tesson" ;
    schema:givenName "Sylvain" ;
    schema:name "Sylvain Tesson" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/3862107829> # Dans les forêts de Sibérie.
    schema:name "Dans les forêts de Sibérie." ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780847841271>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
    schema:isbn "0847841278" ;
    schema:isbn "9780847841271" ;
    .

<http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/832278746#CreativeWork/unidentifiedOriginalWork> # Dans les forêts de Sibérie.
    a schema:CreativeWork ;
    schema:inLanguage "fr" ;
    schema:name "Dans les forêts de Sibérie." ;
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.