Into the wild
In April 1992 a young man from a well-to-do family hitchhiked to Alaska and walked alone into the wilderness north of Mt. McKinley. His name was Christopher Johnson McCandless. He had given $25,000 in savings to charity, abandoned his car and most of his possessions, burned all the cash in his wallet, and invented a new life for himself. Four months later, his decomposed body was found by a moose hunter. How McCandless came to die is the unforgettable story of Into the Wild.
Immediately after graduating from college in 1991, McCandless had roamed through the West and Southwest on a vision quest like those made by his heroes Jack London and John Muir. In the Mojave Desert he abandoned his car, stripped it of its license plates, and burned all of his cash. He would give himself a new name, Alexander Supertramp, and , unencumbered by money and belongings, he would be free to wallow in the raw, unfiltered experiences that nature presented. Craving a blank spot on the map, McCandless simply threw the maps away. Leaving behind his desperate parents and sister, he vanished into the wild.
Jon Krakauer constructs a clarifying prism through which he reassembles the disquieting facts of McCandless's short life. Admitting an interst that borders on obsession, he searches for the clues to the dries and desires that propelled McCandless. Digging deeply, he takes an inherently compelling mystery and unravels the larger riddles it holds: the profound pull of the American wilderness on our imagination; the allure of high-risk activities to young men of a certain cast of mind; the complex, charged bond between fathers and sons.
When McCandless's innocent mistakes turn out to be irreversible and fatal, he becomes the stuff of tabloid headlines and is dismissed for his naiveté, pretensions, and hubris. He is said to have had a death wish but wanting to die is a very different thing from being compelled to look over the edge. Krakauer brings McCandless's uncompromising pilgrimage out of the shadows, and the peril, adversity , and renunciation sought by this enigmatic young man are illuminated with a rare understanding--and not an ounce of sentimentality. Mesmerizing, heartbreaking, Into the Wild is a tour de force. The power and luminosity of Jon Krakauer's stoytelling blaze through every page.
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Difficult to know exactly how chromosome combined, how the relationship between parents and children came into being, as well as how the universe collocated with.
I thought Devil's Thumb climbing can change my life. Of course, it changed nothing in the end. But this experience has taught me the mountains couldn't afford dreams. And fortunately, I could stay alive and share my stories with you.
He didn't do mountain climbing for exercise, but try to find a shelter from the shackle of the inner torment of his life.
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A story about a pretentious idealist who flips off the rest of the world so he can live the way he thinks life should be lived. This includes poaching and making extremely bad decisions. I'm not sure ...
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The result of this meandering inquiry was a 70000-word book, titled Into the Wild, published in January 1996 by Villard/Random House. ...
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Into the Wild is the other major American movie at Telluride that seems to be ... Into the Wild obviously ends on something less than a complete upper, too, ...
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No matter which side you plop down on, it's difficult to read "Into the Wild" and not feel that Krakauer himself is the real half-cocked greenhorn here; ...
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Into The Wild | Uncrate
One of 2007's best films, Into The Wild ($23) is based on Jon Krakauer's bestselling book. Emile Hirsch stars as Christopher mccandless, whose real-life ...
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Krakauer called his book Into the Wild, which, among other things, sounds a lot like Jack London’s Call of the Wild, one of mccandless’s favorite books. ...
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Nite Swimming: Into the Wild
We went to see Sean Penn's "Into the Wild" yesterday. The film is an adaptation of Jon Krakauer's excellent book with the same title. ...
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Adventures of Alexander Supertramp - New York Times
The strangely fascinating hero of Jon Krakauer's strangely fascinating book "Into the Wild" is a young man who starved to death in the Alaskan wilderness in ...
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Into the Wild: Bad End - TIME
Sean Penn's film about a middle-class dropout who confronts the Alaskan wilderness could have used more irony
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INTO THE WILD - New York Post
FORGET clean underwear. The secret to dying with dignity is in the how. Looking to pimp your obit? You have to go out with style points
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