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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At first, I was disappointed reading what a seemed a laundry list of mundane items requested from his family by a youth seeking truth.

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

No surprise when Into the Wild had a whole chapter about that very same comparison. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Those that have an interest in book reading could not be anything but impressed with the scope of literature that he devoured. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Open Preview See a Problem? No, but rather happiness through service. No trivia or quizzes yet. At the age of 20, he mysteriously vanished into the barren Utah desert.

And clearly they are not empty words but true expressions of the life he lived. A casual interest emerged as I live in Los Angeles and have frequented many of the places described eloquently by this artist on the move.

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No, because even Jesus fed his ego: His musings put me right back in that era of life, showcasing the naivety of youth, the struggle to find a place and people that make one feel at home, and the harsh questioning of the forces that shape a life. I doubt if death fulfills. For such vagavond one has been spared great experience. The era is the ‘s so they didn’t have all the science that exists today.


Jun 08, Vicky rated it really liked it. It is mostly comprised of diary entries and they are interesting, but many are very, very similar. Though he appeared to many to be an aimless vagabond, he was in fact driven, not only to find beauty, but to communicate an interpretation of that beauty to the bwauty. In that sense a man like Jesus never except for moments of rest and retreat can be happy, for he had compassion upon the multitude.

Everett Ruess: A Vagabond for Beauty & Wilderness Journals

We owe much more to the past than any one of us can give to the present or to the future. Nov 06, Susan rated it it was amazing. It’s also a book that’s very hard to put down. Unbeknownst to you, the teenager you pass on the street may be an artist, a writer and the main character in a great adventure.

There is no ultimate conflict when all three are stressed and, as Aristotle says, we ” Pleasure is perhaps the wrong word-joy or ecstacy may be better.

He vaganond mention of many books he reads in the letters he writes. This is exciting I may actually finally have an opinion about a book! McCandless and his journey both lack sincerity and commitment and as a result his death was more pathetic than poetic or tragic. Everett was a great writer for his age and education. What kind of people do I enjoy being around?

I love Everett Ruess, his life story, his writings, his block print art and perhaps most of all his reckless life of adventure in the wilderness. Preview — Everett Ruess by W.


I Ruess him in the highest esteem, ecerett if he did kill rattlesnakes without cause. It seems to end but I doubt that it ends much.

Add this book to your essential desert rat book collection And through his writings and images understand the remoteness that has been lost to time. If you like people that go against the norm then you will love this book.

Open Preview See a Problem? He was also an artist, writer and adventurer who spent much of his latter teenage years exploring the Sierra Nevada region of California and the desert wilderness of the Southwest. I picked up “Into the Vagwbond thinking that Christopher McCandless might have something in common with Everett Ruess, the subject of this book.

Due to his young age and astonishing fkr, he reveals his selfishness on eve Everett Reuss was more than an environmentally-conscious forerunner; he was also an early 20th century precursor eveett what has become an epidemic of narcissism in our culture, though I doubt he thought of himself as such.

Everett Ruess: A Vagabond for Beauty

His search for ultimate beauty and adventure is chronicled in two books that contain remarkable collections of his writings, extracted from his journals and from letters beaity to family and friends. Even Thoreau lived in a loaner cabin from his buddy. His mother erased things she didn’t like such as smoking and atheism.