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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The author only fills in gaps where necessary. He was driven by some kind of spiritual pursuit deeper than I can even comprehend. If the American Indians had merely had a better immigration policy you’d still be in Wales or Germany. Reading Everett’s letters puts you right back in the restless questioning that we often face around age He need not seek pleasure, he will get more if he gets it indirectly.

We don’t know how Everett Ruess met his demise, but I am pretty sure he wouldn’t have changed anything about his life, even had he known the consequences of his solitar I very much enjoyed this collection of letters written by Everett Ruess. Certainly incalculable, immeasurable is the contribution and joy open to you or to me.

Everett Ruess: A Vagabond for Beauty

This should really have been integrated into one book, rather than this stapled-together version. Why not all three at the same time? I am so pleased I met Everett through this collection of letters published in and cherish the connection with a kindred spirit so willing to do without, so that he might sing the wilderness song. Great lovers have a happiness higher than our ordinary beuaty. I see magic in it. They are both good for us if we have the will to extract the sweet from the bitter.


My new copy fell to pieces while I was reading it. 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. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Everett Ruess: A Vagabond for Beauty & Wilderness Journals

Through his letters, poems, journals, and woodblock prints, we become well-acquainted with him and his character. A man must be vayabond a healthy animal.

In Novemberthe twenty year-old Ruess left Escalante, UT and disappeared into the desert canyon lands to the south leaving behind a campsite, his two burros, and part of his camping gear. Although he is mostly accompanied by his burro on his adventures he also ends up meeting Indians as well as fellow travelers. Jun 22, desertmolly rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: The letters provide such a rich psychological portrait of this young man, full of interesting contradictions and curious prophecies of his eventual fate.

Psychologically, we seem to know pleasure largely by contrast and contrast seems necessary for our minds to make distinctions.


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

Jeff rated it it was amazing Jul 28, Everett Ruess, the young poet and artist who disappeared into the desert canyonlands of Utah inhas become widely known posthumously as the spokesman for the spirit of the high desert.

How am I supposed to get any insight into the mind of this kid when you have censored out the thought process!? Nov 28, Ogross rated it it was amazing. I really everet accounts of lives such as his, one who breaks away from normal life and pursues truth in the wild. Is bodily love empty or to be forgotten?

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

He would meet people in the wild, and get vagabomd to meals. Ruess, on the other hand was a graceful genius and an artist who really meant it.

Sacrifice may be so great as to amputate life and may be silly or futile. Rusho Limited preview – Want to Read saving…. To view fir, click here.