Everett Ruess: A Vagabond for Beauty/ Wilderness Journals Combination Edition

Everett Ruess: A Vagabond for Beauty/ Wilderness Journals Combination Edition

by W.L Rusho
     
 

"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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Overview

"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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781586851644
Publisher:
Smith, Gibbs Publisher
Publication date:
06/17/2002
Edition description:
2 BKS IN 1
Pages:
448
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.12(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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The Beauty and the Tragedy of Everett Ruess

In the mid-Depression year of 1934, Everett Ruess disappeared. His last known camp was in the Escalante River region of southern Utah, a place of bare rock, vertical cliffs, plunging canyons, and soaring bursts, but water itself is scarce. It is a land where earth tones are daily enflamed by the rising sun, change constantly as shadows creep about, diminish, and lengthen throughout the hours, ever contrasting with patterns of colored light. It is canyon country at its finest. As a young artist, Everett Ruess was irresistibly drawn to the Escalante River, not so much to paint and draw as to experience and to draw upon the experience to write, to articulate impressions and reactions, as he had done so often in northern Arizona and California. Everett disappeared before any of his written descriptions, in the form of letters, could be sent from the Escalante. His 1934 diary was never found.

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