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Everett Ruess: His Short Life, Mysterious Death, and Astonishing Afterlife
     

Everett Ruess: His Short Life, Mysterious Death, and Astonishing Afterlife

by Philip L. Fradkin
 

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ISBN-10: 0520265424

ISBN-13: 2900520265423

Pub. Date: 08/29/2011

Publisher: University of California Press


Everett Ruess was twenty years old when he vanished into the canyonlands of southern Utah, spawning the myth of a romantic desert wanderer that survives to this day. It was 1934, and Ruess was in the fifth year of a quest to record wilderness beauty in works of art whose value was recognized by such contemporary artists as Dorothea Lange, Ansel Adams, and Edward

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Everett Ruess was twenty years old when he vanished into the canyonlands of southern Utah, spawning the myth of a romantic desert wanderer that survives to this day. It was 1934, and Ruess was in the fifth year of a quest to record wilderness beauty in works of art whose value was recognized by such contemporary artists as Dorothea Lange, Ansel Adams, and Edward Weston. From his home in Los Angeles, Ruess walked, hitchhiked, and rode burros up the California coast, along the crest of the Sierra Nevada, and into the deserts of the Southwest. In the first probing biography of Everett Ruess, acclaimed environmental historian Philip L. Fradkin goes beyond the myth to reveal the realities of Ruess’s short life and mysterious death and finds in the artist’s astonishing afterlife a lonely hero who persevered.

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ISBN-13:
2900520265423
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
08/29/2011
Pages:
296

Table of Contents


I. Davis Gulch II. Wanderers III. The Legacy, 1859-1913
IV. Growing Up, 1914-1929
V. On the Road, 1930
VI. Lan Rameau, 1931
VII. The Misfit, 1932
VIII. The Bohemian, 1933
IX. Vanished, 1934
X. The Search, 1935
XI. Healing, 1936-2008
XII. Resurrection, 2009

Appendix A: "Wilderness Song"
Appendix B: Father and Son Dialogue Acknowledgments Notes Selected Bibliography Index

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