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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
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
TEFOD
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1969-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gilbert, Elizabeth
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
CT275.C768
LC item number
G5 2002eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Conway, Eustace
  • Outdoor life
  • Wilderness survival
Label
The last American man, Elizabeth Gilbert
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (271 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781101664445
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
EB00585018
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
EC74A601-5154-4558-8FEB-EAFA75F6E9E0
System control number
  • 2074798
  • (OCoLC)895267486
  • (OCoLC)ocn895267486
  • 2074798
Label
The last American man, Elizabeth Gilbert
Link
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (271 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781101664445
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
EB00585018
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
EC74A601-5154-4558-8FEB-EAFA75F6E9E0
System control number
  • 2074798
  • (OCoLC)895267486
  • (OCoLC)ocn895267486
  • 2074798

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