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Sylvain Tesson

Consolations of the Forest

Consolations of the Forest

Alone in a Cabin in the Middle Taiga


Sylvain Tesson, 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. Noting carefully his impressions of the silence, Sylvain Tesson shares with us an extraordinary experience.