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Author Gilbert, Elizabeth, 1969-
Title The last American man [ebook] / Elizabeth Gilbert
Published New York : Penguin Books, 2003
Descript 1 online resource (271 pages)
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Summary [In this book, the author] explores the true story of Eustace Conway, who left his comfortable suburban home at the age of seventeen to move into the Appalachian Mountains, where for the last twenty years he has lived, making fire with sticks, wearing skins from animals he trapped, and living off the land. A charismatic and romantic figure, both brilliant and tormented, brave and contradictory, restless and ambitious, Conway has always seen himself as a "Man of Destiny" whose goal is to convince modern Americans to give up their materialistic lifestyles and return with him back to nature. [The author] tells of Eustace's crusade and his extraordinary wilderness adventures, including his 2000-mile hike down the Appalachian Trail (surviving almost exclusively on what he could hunt and gather along the way) and his legendary journey across America on horseback." To [her], Eustace Conway's mythical character challenges all our assumptions about what it is to be a modern man in America; he is a symbol of what we feel our men should be, but rarely are. From his example, she delivers a look at an archetypal American man and - from the point of view of a contemporary woman - refracts masculine American identity in all its conflicting elements of inventiveness, narcissism, isolation, and intimacy.-Dust jacket
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Subject Conway, Eustace, 1961-
Outdoor life -- United States
Wilderness survival -- United States
NATURE -- Essays.
Outdoor life.
Wilderness survival.
Survie en forêt.
Style de vie alternatif.
Genre Electronic books
Biographie (Descripteur de forme)
Subject Downloadable file
Alt Author OverDrive, Inc
ISBN 9781101664445
Music # EB00585018 Recorded Books

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