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Everett Ruess (POD): A Vagabond for Beauty

Everett Ruess (POD): A Vagabond for Beauty

by W.L Rusho, Vicky Burgess
     
 

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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

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780879052102
Publisher:
Smith, Gibbs Publisher
Publication date:
09/01/1973
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
318,640
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.51(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Read an Excerpt

Introduction--by John Nichols

By the time Everett Ruess disappeared, he had fashioned a magnificent obsession that probably killed him.

His determination to plod alone through the southwestern wilderness was so fierce and arrogant that at time he seemed to be utterly consumed. Eventually, it is probable he lost all understanding of natural scale or human endurance. And along the way that ordinary awareness of danger we human beings carry must also have dissolved from his consciousness.

Meet the Author

W. L. Rusho's is a historian and expert on the life of Everett Ruess. His first book on Ruess was published in 1985, and he authored two (four, six, eight?) more books on the subject. Lifetime sales of Everett Ruess: A Vagabond for Beauty, have been 20,000 plus.

Introduction

A Licensed clinical psychologist and marriage and family therapist, Vicky Burgess has worked with parents and their children for more than 30 years. She has a Ph.D in psychology from Northwestern University, and more importantly, she has raised five diverse children who still like her. She lives in Salt Lake City, UT

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