Everett Ruess: His Short Life, Mysterious Death, and Astonishing Afterlife

Everett Ruess: His Short Life, Mysterious Death, and Astonishing Afterlife

Philip L. Fradkin / Feb 20, 2020

Everett Ruess His Short Life Mysterious Death and Astonishing Afterlife Everett Ruess was twenty years old when he vanished into the canyonlands of southern Utah spawning the myth of a romantic desert wanderer that survives to this day It was and Ruess was in the f

  • Title: Everett Ruess: His Short Life, Mysterious Death, and Astonishing Afterlife
  • Author: Philip L. Fradkin
  • ISBN: 9780520265424
  • Page: 400
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Everett Ruess was twenty years old when he vanished into the canyonlands of southern Utah, spawning the myth of a romantic desert wanderer that survives to this day It was 1934, and Ruess was in the fifth year of a quest to record wilderness beauty in works of art whose value was recognized by such contemporary artists as Dorothea Lange, Ansel Adams, and Edward Weston FrEverett Ruess was twenty years old when he vanished into the canyonlands of southern Utah, spawning the myth of a romantic desert wanderer that survives to this day It was 1934, and Ruess was in the fifth year of a quest to record wilderness beauty in works of art whose value was recognized by such contemporary artists as Dorothea Lange, Ansel Adams, and Edward Weston From his home in Los Angeles, Ruess walked, hitchhiked, and rode burros up the California coast, along the crest of the Sierra Nevada, and into the deserts of the Southwest In the first probing biography of Everett Ruess, acclaimed environmental historian Philip L Fradkin goes beyond the myth to reveal the realities of Ruess s short life and mysterious death and finds in the artist s astonishing afterlife a lonely hero who persevered.

    Everett Ruess Everett Ruess March , c November was an American artist, poet, and writer known for his solo explorations of the High Sierra, the California coast, and the deserts of the American Southwest and his ultimate disappearance while traveling through a remote area of Utah.His Fradkin, P Everett Ruess His Short Life, Mysterious Philip L Fradkin s Everett Ruess His Short Life, Mysterious Death, and Astonishing Afterlife is the third book I have read about the legendary Ruess, a young man wandering in the American Southwest in the early s, writing passionate letters to family and friends, keeping a journal with pantheistic leanings, drawing and painting canyons and washes. Everett Ruess Long Lost in Escalante Wasatch One of Utah s greatest mysteries is the sudden disappearance of a young adventurer named Everett Ruess In the s, Ruess left his home and family after graduating high school to wander alone through the American Southwest Everett was an explorer, poet, artist, and inspiration who was captivated by the daunting beauty and fury of deserts. Everett Ruess Catalyst Magazine Born March , in Oakland, California, Everett Ruess is known for two dozen block prints as well as watercolors, pen and ink sketches, and passionate letters written to his parents, brother, and friends about his desert adventures. Who was Everett Ruess in Into the Wild Question Who was Everett Ruess in Into the Wild Christopher McCandless Into The Wild is a nonfiction book detailing the life and death of Christopher McCandless, a young man who rejected his The Dream of Everett Ruess Everett Ruess The desert claimed Everett Ruess, writer, adventurer and artist, the desert s trails were his roads to romance His paintings captured the black shadowed desolation of cliff dwellings His poetry told of wind and cliff ledge, He sang of the wasteland s moods Everett belonged to Blockprints Everett Ruess Everett Ruess carved and produced dozens of woodblock printed images during his short life Most of those prints are shown above There are images than we can offer reproductions of, at one time The prints shown on EverettRuess are all that are currently available We have produced and sold a variety or Everett s images during the past, and will continue to add new items, so please

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    About "Philip L. Fradkin"

      • Philip L. Fradkin

        Philip L Fradkin is an American environmentalist historian, journalist and author Fradkin has authored books ranging from Alaska, California and Nevada, with topics ranging from water conservation, earthquakes, and nuclear weapons.In 2005, Fradkin was given the Californiana Award by the Commonwealth Club of California.


    265 Comments

    1. I have completely mixed and strong feelings about this book. First, it is about one of my inspirations and a remarkable young man who is legendary in the Southwest. While much of the reporting is solid the author (now deceased) inserts himself into the story over and over again. It feels and reads unprofessionally and the opinions he offers detract from the tone and the veracity of the author. He decides, on his own, that Ruess was a bipolar homosexual and yet scolds other authors for their spec [...]


    2. Quit halfway through, though I blame my own lack of fortitude. Couldn't reconnect with the subject's gentle, artistic nature after he stole a puppy, then beat it until it ran away. We all "contain multitudes," blah blah blah.



    3. I had not heard of Everett Ruess until a few years ago when I read David Roberts's book about him based on a recommendation in High Country News. Everett's story was riveting so I jumped at the chance to read more about his life and subsequent mythic status that developed around him following his disappearance in 1934. His remains have never been found.While I found this book very interesting, it tended to be a bit darker than the previous one focusing more on his family and upbringing, his ment [...]


    4. I gave up about half-way through this book. The writing style was okay and it wasn't that the book wasn't interesting. I just found myself getting more and more disgusted with the selfish nature of this young man and didn't really care that much.


    5. A very interesting look into another wanderer that had the artistic ability to overcome the lonliness to some degree . . . I really liked how Fradkin interspersed Ruess' own words with his own to tell the story.


    6. Really enjoyed this - such an intriguing, typically American story. Due out in September - starred review in Library Journal here: bit/jU8yc6 (scroll down)


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