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

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Published: 20/11/2014
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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: 66 g
Dimensions: 196 x 128 x 5 mm


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'Surely the strangest, strongest walking book I know, it tells the story of a winter pilgrimage, made in desperation and in hope. At once a diary, a blizzard of weather and memories, and the record of a ritual: only Herzog could have written this weird, slender classic.' Robert Macfarlane - Robert Macfarlane

Herzog's pilgrimage is a fugue and an absurdist comedy as rich as anything in his cinema'. Iain Sinclair - Iain Sinclair

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“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 great, short piece of prose unlike anything else. He... More

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