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Arcturus the Hunting Hound and Other Stories
Arcturus the Hunting Hound and Other Stories Author:Yuri Kazakov, Translated by Anne Terry White, Illustrated by Bradford Holland Wonder and mystery permeate this nature book. They come to the reader through the excitement of a blind hound who answers his inner "call" and loses himself in the thrill of solitary hunting; through the feelings of a circus bear who, returning to his native forest, rediscovers a world of his own; through the eyes of a curious boy trying to unde... more »rstand what stones think about, what birches talk about; through a country lad who senses the indifference of nature to human tragedy; and through the yearning of a sixteen-year-old winch operator who dreams of turning the forest night into a piece of music.
East and north of the Urals to the Bering Sea is the vast home of these stories by Yuri Kazakov. They are tales of hunting and fishing, and of simple, heroic people whose lives are meshed in with forest, river and sea. Kazakov has deep feelings about this stern region. He speaks for its inhabitants - casually, but so melodiously that this contemporary Russian's writing is like music.« less