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Everett Ruess: A Vagabond for Beauty

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ISBN13: 9780879052102
ISBN10: 0879052104
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Everett Ruess, the young poet and artist who disappeared into the desert canyonlands of Utah in 1934, has become widely known posthumously as the spokesman for the spirit of the high desert. Many have been inspired by his intense search for adventure, leaving behind the amenities of a comfortable life. His search for ultimate beauty and oneness with nature is chronicled in this remarkable collection of letters to family and friends.

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Everett Ruess, bold adventurer, artist, writer. He traded prints with Ansel Adams. He studied and lived with Edward Weston, Maynard Dixon, and Dorothea Lange. He tramped around the Sierra Nevada, the California coast, and the desert wilderness of the Southwest, pursuing his dream of ultimate beauty and oneness with nature. Then, in November of 1934, at the age of 20, he mysteriously vanished into the barren Utah desert. This search for ultimate beauty and adventure is chronicled in this remarkable collection of letter to friends and family. The collections covers the period from 1930 until he vanished without a trace in 1934. "This message every poet and vagabond seeker like Ruess leaves behind is simple: Life on this earth is very precious and very beautiful. We must learn to heed the pure and delicate voices of those who cherish it." John Nichols, author of the Magic Journey, The Sterile Cuckoo, and The Milagro Beanfield War from his Introduction. "He was one of the earth's oddlings--one of the wandering few who deny restraint and scorn inhibition. His life was a quest for the new and the fresh. Beauty was a dream. He pursued his dream into desert solitudes--there with the singing wind to chant his final song." Hugh Lacy in On Desert Trails.

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Jennifer Polakis, January 1, 2013 (view all comments by Jennifer Polakis)
This is a biography of a young man in love with the beauty of nature. The book is kind of a diary using existent letters written by Everett to his family and friends during his journeys into the wilderness of the Southwest U.S. One letter dated September 6, 1933 starts: "Dear Father and Mother, I have been filled for three days with a dreamy intoxication from the serene beauty and perfect solitude". While Everett and the rest of his story (read this book!)seem strange by today's living standards, I couldn't help but be envious of his way of life and I would think to how wonderful the world would be if people could maintain a curiosity to the wonderment of nature not viewed through a monitor.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780879052102
Afterword:
Abbey, Edward
Introduction:
Nichols, John
Author:
Rusho, W. L.
Author:
Burgess, Vicky, PH.D .
Author:
Burgess, Vicky
Afterword by:
Abbey, Edward
Afterword:
Abbey, Edward
Author:
Nichols, John
Publisher:
Gibbs Smith Publishers
Location:
Salt Lake City :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Artists, Architects, Photographers
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
American
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Artists
Subject:
Explorers
Subject:
Southwest, new
Subject:
Poets, American
Subject:
Artists -- Southwest, New -- Biography.
Subject:
Poets, American -- 20th century -- Biography.
Subject:
Southwest, New Description and travel.
Subject:
Biography-Artists Architects and Photographers
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st pbk. ed.
Series Volume:
159
Publication Date:
19730931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
8.46x5.42x.60 in. .74 lbs.

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Product details 240 pages Gibbs Smith Publishers - English 9780879052102 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Everett Ruess, bold adventurer, artist, writer. He traded prints with Ansel Adams. He studied and lived with Edward Weston, Maynard Dixon, and Dorothea Lange. He tramped around the Sierra Nevada, the California coast, and the desert wilderness of the Southwest, pursuing his dream of ultimate beauty and oneness with nature. Then, in November of 1934, at the age of 20, he mysteriously vanished into the barren Utah desert. This search for ultimate beauty and adventure is chronicled in this remarkable collection of letter to friends and family. The collections covers the period from 1930 until he vanished without a trace in 1934. "This message every poet and vagabond seeker like Ruess leaves behind is simple: Life on this earth is very precious and very beautiful. We must learn to heed the pure and delicate voices of those who cherish it." John Nichols, author of the Magic Journey, The Sterile Cuckoo, and The Milagro Beanfield War from his Introduction. "He was one of the earth's oddlings--one of the wandering few who deny restraint and scorn inhibition. His life was a quest for the new and the fresh. Beauty was a dream. He pursued his dream into desert solitudes--there with the singing wind to chant his final song." Hugh Lacy in On Desert Trails.
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