Of Walking In Ice

Of Walking In Ice: Munich - Paris: 23 November - 14 December, 1974

Non-Fiction, Screen & Performing Arts, Film, TV & Radio, Film
Paperback Published on: 20/11/2014
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Of Walking In Ice
A Pilgrimage from Munich to Paris
Herzog's account of his spiritual march across Germany and France to visit his dying friend and film critic, Lotte Eisner, is a fantastic travel book and a... READ MORE
Ethan Rea

Synopsis

A poetic meditation on life and death, by one of the most renowned and respected film-makers and intellectuals of our time. In November 1974, when Werner Herzog was told that his mentor Lotte Eisner, the film-maker and critic, was dying in Paris, he set off to walk there from Munich, ‘in full faith, believing that she would stay alive if I came on foot’. Along the way he recorded what he saw, how he felt, and what he experienced, from the physical discomfort of the journey to moments of rapture. It is a remarkable narrative – part pilgrimage, part meditation, and a confrontation between a great German Romantic imagination and the contemporary world. This edition of the book is being published for the first time as a classic piece of proto-psychogeography, to coincide with the fortieth anniversary of the legendary director’s walk.

  • Publisher: Vintage Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781784870379
  • Number of pages: 80
  • Weight: 64g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 5 mm

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