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Main Title Everett Ruess : his short life, mysterious death, and astonishing afterlife /
Author Fradkin, Philip L.,
Publisher University of California Press,
Year Published 2011
OCLC Number 707486841
ISBN 9780520265424; 0520265424
Subjects Poets, American--20th century--Biography ; Explorers--Southwest, New--Biography ; New Southwest
Additional Subjects Ruess, Everett,--1914-1934
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
ELBM  PS3535.U26Z63 2011 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 09/08/2020
Collation 279 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Includes bibliographical references (pages 255-259) and index.
Contents Notes
Davis Gulch -- Wanderers -- The legacy, 1859-1913 -- Growing up, 1914-1929 -- On the road, 1930 -- Lan Rameau, 1931 -- The misfit, 1932 -- The bohemian, 1933 -- Vanished, 1934 -- The search, 1935 -- Healing, 1936-2008 -- Resurrection, 2009. Everett Ruess was twenty years old when he vanished into the canyonlands of southern Utah, spawning the enduring myth of a romantic desert wanderer. It was 1934, and Ruess was in the fifth year of a quest to record wilderness beauty in works of art; their value was recognized by such contemporary artists as Dorthea 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. Acclaimed environmental historian Philip L. Fradkin goes beyond the myth toe reveal the realities of Ruess's short life and unexplained disappearance and finds in the artist's heralded afterlife a lonely hero who persevered -- Book jacket.