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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Everett Ruess: A Vagabond for Beauty

The mystery of his disappearance also felt a bit rushed. Through this combined volume of letters and personal journal entries, the last few years of Everett Ruess’s life http: And I’m sorry Mr. This should really have been integrated into one book, rather than this stapled-together version. May many another youth be by me inspired to leave the everegt safety of his rut, and follow fortune to other lands” As I have a tendency to become overworked by irrelevant albeit it work-related tasks, it is nice bezuty every now and then try to get a fresh perspective on things.

The first time, I thought I was just too young to appreciate it. Gifted, br This is a hard book to sum up in a few words. Eventually, it is probable he lost all understanding of natural scale or human endurance. Meanwhile, there is the mystery of his disappearance and the various theories and speculation about what may have happened to him, which are also included by the book’s author.


To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Mar 27, Rae rated it liked it Shelves: Mar 19, Kristin rated it really liked it. During visits to the home of painter Guess Dixon, in San Francisco, he is befriended and photographed by Dixon’s wife, Dorothea Lange.

Many things are worthwhile that are not enduring.

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

Jun 08, Vicky rated it really liked it. Quotes from Everett Ruess: I shall add this one to it. What kind of people do I enjoy being around? Though all explanations are plausible, the most compelling argument to me is that Ruess view spoiler [ was murdered and dumped in the Colorado River. As to art, beauty, the world always needs that, but it flourishes best when one is part of a world that has found itself and is going somewhere, when art russ the expression of the time.

In the end though the need for the beauty of the wilderness runs deep in his letters and this may have led to his mysterious disappearance. His determination to plod alone through the southwestern wilderness was so fierce and arrogant that at time he seemed to be utterly consumed. Vaganond am I supposed to get any insight into the mind of this kid when you have censored out the thought process!?

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. I loved this story, especially reading all the letters Everett wrote during his time traveling around the Sout Read years ago and something made it come to mind today. It’s an interesting story and I’m glad I beaut it, but it wasn’t as riviting as I hoped it would be.


The insights of this year-old lost boy are poignant and ever readable.

Through his letters, poems, journals, and woodblock prints, we become well-acquainted with him and his character. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

I have a respect for Everett, but also a slight disrespect. Must pain spring from pleasure? The pages separated from the spine in short order.

The Greeks separated flesh and spirit. Highly recommended for those that like travel. Pleasure is perhaps the wrong word-joy or ecstacy may be better. I doubt that there is a real conflict, but there is a harmony.

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

No trivia or quizzes yet. Not being a desert explorer myself his writing and eeverett drew me to want to explore the areas he went. I’m especially inspired by the distance, time, and area he covered at such a young age with little to no outdoors training and none of the modern gear or contrivances I’m used to.

He whose life is exclusively devoted to Truth, or to Goodness, or to Beauty, is a very fractional man. Mostly, it is a vivid reminder of what it is to be still very young, naive, and adventuresome.

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