Consolations of the Forest: Alone in a Cabin in the Middle Taiga

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In Consolations of the Forest, Sylvain Tesson explains how he found a radical solution to his need for freedom, one as ancient as the experiences of the hermits of old Russia: he decided to lock himself alone in a cabin in the middle taiga, on the shores of Baikal, for six months. From February to July 2010, he lived in silence, solitude, and cold. His cabin, built by Soviet geologists in the Brezhnev years, is a cube of logs three meters by three meters, heated by a cast iron skillet, six-day walk from the nearest village ...

Consolations of the Forest: Alone in a Cabin in the Middle Taiga 2014, Penguin Books Ltd, London

ISBN-13: 9780141975481

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Consolations of the Forest: Alone in a Cabin in the Middle Taiga 2012, Allen Lane, London

ISBN-13: 9780141975474

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