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The Resource The last American man, Elizabeth Gilbert

The last American man, Elizabeth Gilbert

Label
The last American man
Title
The last American man
Statement of responsibility
Elizabeth Gilbert
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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
Summary
A cultural examination of the modern American male explores the meaning of manhood in all of its contradictions and challenges
Writing style
Award
  • Library Journal Best Books, 2002.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2002.
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
158363
Cataloging source
JRS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1969-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gilbert, Elizabeth
Dewey number
  • 796.5
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
CT275.C768
LC item number
G5 2003
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Conway, Eustace
  • Outdoor life
  • Wilderness survival
Target audience
adult
Label
The last American man, Elizabeth Gilbert
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published in 2002
Control code
ocm52533510
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
271 p.
Isbn
9780142002834
System control number
(OCoLC)52533510
Label
The last American man, Elizabeth Gilbert
Publication
Note
Originally published in 2002
Control code
ocm52533510
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
271 p.
Isbn
9780142002834
System control number
(OCoLC)52533510

Library Locations

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      30.271302100000 -97.746016800000
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