Everett Ruess: A Vagabond For Beauty

By Rusho, W.L.

ISBN 9780879052102

Price $16.95

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Contents Preface Introduction The Beauty and the Tragedy of Everett Ruess The Letters 1930 1931 1932 1933 1934 Everett Ruess is Missing, Utah Clues and Frustrations Speculations in Navajoland Where He May Be To the End of the Horizon Afterword Notes Index

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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.