Everett Ruess—a bold teenage adventurer, artist, and writer—tramped around the Sierra Nevada, the California coast, and the desert wilderness of the. Buy Everett Ruess: A Vagabond for Beauty Reprint by W.L. Rusho (ISBN: ) from Amazon’s Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on. Everett Ruess – A Vagabond for Beauty, a treat for lovers of adventure, beauty, art and writing, sees the life of Everett Ruess from the age of

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This is not spoiling the book as the author explains his disappearance in both the preface and first chapter of the book. Account Options Sign in. What a great glimpse into Ruess life and thoughts.

Everett Ruess: A Vagabond for Beauty by W.L. Rusho

Everett Ruess, a vagabond for beauty Everett Ruess Snippet view – Ruess and McCandless are similar wandering souls that we can all relate to at some level. Feb 24, Connie rated it it was amazing. Due to his young age and astonishing naivete, he reveals his selfishness on eve Everett Reuss was more than an environmentally-conscious forerunner; he was also an early 20th century precursor of what has become an epidemic of narcissism in our culture, though I doubt he thought of himself as such.

And through his writings and images understand the remoteness that has been lost to time.

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Apr 14, Karen rated it it was amazing. Gifted, bright, and almost painfully sensitive, he writes letters home that are sweetly poignant, thoughtful, opinionated, and rapturously descriptive of the natural environment he loves.

It seems to end but I doubt that it ends much. While this often ends up either being pretentious or banal, he sometimes hits spot on: I wonder if he ever imagined how many people would someday read them or if he simply wrote this way for the joy of artful expression to his family and friends.


But a noble man cannot be nobly vababond while others are miserable.

Everett Ruess: A Vagabond for Beauty

The insights of this year-old lost boy are poignant and ever readable. Really interesting to “go to the source” and read about Everett from his own lips baeuty reading all the other stuff about him Edward Abbey, Jon Krakauer, Mark Taylor, etc. The kid vanished in the desert near the aa corners in the s, but not before leaving the trail of profound letters included in this book.

A very thought provoking read on a number of levels. This book is a collection of letters he wrote to the people that he was close to mostly his brother Waldo. Furthermore, at age twenty, his quest had just begun. They are both good ruesx us if we have ecerett will to extract the sweet from the bitter. Mar 23, Dan rated it really liked it. No, not unless you create a new definition of the truth. Philosophy and aesthetic contemplation are not enough. Apr 19, Bill Brewer rated it really liked it.

I’m still missing something, I’m afraid. Open Preview See a Problem? As such, reading the letters is an experience that ranges from exasperating to nostalgic to thought-provoking. However the overall story told almost exclusively in his own voice is well worth the read.

And yet the saving grace of this book beaugy his adequate and sometimes nice descriptions of the country through which he passed. Return to Book Page.

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How do I want to spend my time and energy, and what are the forces that inspire me most to do so? Gifted, br This is a hard book to sum up in a few words.

I intend to do everything possible to broaden my experiences and allow myself to reach the fullest development. Eventually, it is probable he lost all understanding of natural scale or human endurance.

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At the end of VagabondRusho thoroughly examines the possibilities of Ruess’ fate. Since the original search party from nearby Escalante was made up of men who spent their entire lives in the region, it is unlikely that he fell off a cliff or died of snake bite, as they would have most certainly found the bequty. Yes, so far as we can conceive infinity.

He would also get money from Home, 15 dollars allowance here and there. Mar 20, Molly Vaughan rated it it was ok. Is pleasure right for all, but selfish for one? His art was ordinary, but his hubris was extraordinary. This was a good book in that it allows vagahond to draw your own conclusions about Everett Ruess, who left home at the age of 16 to wander, explore, and seek inspiration in the south-west desert. Aug 03, Pat Murphy rated it really liked it. He that loseth his life for my sake, said Jesus, shall find it.