Everett Ruess: His Short Life, Mysterious Death, and by Philip L. Fradkin

By Philip L. Fradkin

Everett Ruess used to be two decades outdated whilst he vanished into the canyonlands of southern Utah, spawning the parable of a romantic wasteland wanderer that survives to at the present time. It was once 1934, and Ruess was once within the 5th yr of a quest to checklist desolate tract good looks in artistic endeavors whose worth was once well-known through such modern artists as Dorothea Lange, Ansel Adams, and Edward Weston. From his domestic in la, Ruess walked, hitchhiked, and rode burros up the California coast, alongside the crest of the Sierra Nevada, and into the deserts of the Southwest. within the first probing biography of Everett Ruess, acclaimed environmental historian Philip L. Fradkin is going past the parable to bare the realities of Ruess’s brief lifestyles and mysterious demise and reveals within the artist’s staggering afterlife a lonely hero who persevered.

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