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Mother Nature’s Restless Sons
August , also known by the pseudonym Alexander Supertramp Alex , was an American hiker who sought an increasingly itinerant lifestyle as he grew up. He is the subject of Into the Wild , a nonfiction book by Jon Krakauer that was later made into a full-length feature film. After graduating from college in , McCandless traveled across the North American continent and eventually hitchhiked to Alaska in April There, he set out along an old mining road known as the Stampede Trail with minimal supplies, hoping to live simply off the land. In September, McCandless's decomposing body, weighing only 30 kilograms 67 lb , was found by a hunter in a converted bus, Fairbanks Bus , used as a backcountry shelter along the Stampede Trail, on the eastern bank of the Sushana River. His cause of death was officially ruled to be starvation ,   although the exact cause remains the subject of some debate. He had been assigned the story and had written it under a tight deadline.
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IN the spring of , after vagabonding around the country for two years, Christopher McCandless, a year-old Virginian and Emory graduate, hitchhiked to Alaska and set off into the wilderness with little more than a. He lived there for four months, from late April to late August, before finally starving to death. When his body was discovered in September, he weighed only 67 pounds. Exactly what happened is something of a mystery. Some Alaskans believe that Mr.
For those who have read Thoreau's Walden , there comes a time, maybe only lasting a few hours or a day, when the notion of living alone in a tiny cabin beside a pond and planting some beans seems strangely seductive. Certain young men, of which I was one, lecture patient girl friends about how such a life of purity and denial makes perfect sense. Christopher McCandless did not outgrow this phase. Jon Krakauer's Into the Wild , which I read with a fascinated dread, tells the story of a year-old college graduate who cashes in his law school fund and, in the words of Mark Twain , lights out for the territory. He drives west until he can drive no farther, and then north into the Alaskan wilderness. He has a handful of books about survival and edible wild plants, and his model seems to be Jack London , although he should have devoted more attention to that author's "To Build a Fire. Sean Penn 's spellbinding film adaptation of this book stays close to the source.