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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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 is the expression of the time.

Just as an example I found this link about Pitkins book for anyone that may be interested. This biggest gap is obviously his unexplained disappearance at the age of Jeff rated it it was amazing Jul 28, Want to Read saving….

Everett Ruess: A Vagabond for Beauty

Psychologically, we seem to know pleasure largely by contrast and contrast seems necessary for our minds to make distinctions. I love Everett Ruess, ecerett life story, his writings, his block print art and perhaps most of all his reckless life of adventure in the wilderness.

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. To ask other readers questions about Everett Ruessplease sign up. This is a wonderful book. No, but rather happiness through service.

It’s bagabond idea of I am going to make it on my own and no one else can come into my wilderness. Oct 13, Peter rated it really liked it.


Not for the sake of sacrifice, that would be masochism. Everett was also ruesz avid evefett. Either way, this book has become a treasure, one that I often pull off the shelf just to read a random page or two and from which I have found many quotes I love.

Why not live in all three at the same time?

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

Ruess’ letters paint some marvelous vistas, characters, and moments and vividly vagbond me of why I also love the wilderness, especially the American southwest. To ask other readers questions about Everett Ruessplease sign up. He expresses and deep love and passion for adventure and nature that strikes deep to the heart. His prose about evverett is stilling; his passion for living incendiary.

What kind of people do I enjoy being around?

An equally important component of this book is the essays that explore Everett’s disappearance and the search to find him; the fact that he vanished in one of the most rugged and remote parts of the country and was never uncovered seems mysterious and unnerving in our comfortable age of GPS and forensics technology. How am I supposed to get any insight into the mind of this kid when you have censored out the thought process!?

A gripping story rendered no less enthralling by Mr. More likely, I believe, is the notion that he got across the Colorado, and perhaps died of an accident somewhere in the endless wastes surrounding Glen Canyon.

Do all things follow the attainment of Truth? This is a hard book to sum up in a few words.

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

A wonderful and heartbreaking collection of letters written by a young artist wandering the Southwest. He lived for months at a time in the national forest, or the Arizona strip. As such, reading the Reading Everett’s letters puts you right back in the restless questioning that we often face around age He’s the reason Chris McCandless ever set out to Alaska in, “Into The Wild” – A brilliant philosopher, an amazing sverett, a great poet, a wonderful human being, an explorer, adventurer, and seeker of life, truth and happiness.


Published June 17th by Gibbs Smith first published September 1st Jun 20, Susie added it Shelves: No high, no low. Eveett 10, Mark Hainds rated it it was amazing Evfrett it for: I think that too seldom one is given time to really reflect over ones life.

Jun 02, Gregandsandy1 rated it liked it. Everett Ruess began his wanderings at a young age. I am familiar with many of the areas that Everett described in his letters because I love to go hiking and backpacking in that region, so for me this book vagaboond a form of beauyt – reading his meandering thoughts on the region is the next best thing to being there when life, work, and responsibilities prevent me from doing so.

Bagabond a great glimpse into Ruess life and thoughts. It’s also a book that’s very hard to put down. The then nineteen year old Everett says he is “mentally stimulated” by it. Is there any fulfillment that endures as such, besides death? The kid vanished in the desert near the four corners in the s, but not before leaving the trail of profound letters included in this book.