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The last American man

Author: Elizabeth Gilbert
Publisher: London : Penguin Books, 2003.
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"In The Last American Man, Gilbert 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  Read more...
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Named Person: Eustace Conway; Eustace Conway
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Elizabeth Gilbert
ISBN: 0670030864 9780670030866 9780142002834 0142002836
OCLC Number: 301855532
Notes: "First published in the United States of America by Viking Penguin, a member of Penguin Putnam Inc. 2002"--Title page verso.
"National Book Award Finalist"--Cover.
Description: 271 pages ; 20 cm
Responsibility: Elizabeth Gilbert.

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"In The Last American Man, Gilbert 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. Gilbert 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 Elizabeth Gilbert, 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."--Jacket.

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