Of Walking in Ice: Munich-Paris, 23 November-14 December 1974 Werner Herzog

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

Author: Werner Herzog
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Book Title
Of Walking in Ice: Munich-Paris, 23 November-14 December 1974
Author
Werner Herzog
ISBN
9780816697328
In late November 1974, filmmaker Werner Herzog received a phone call from Paris delivering some terrible news. German film historian, mentor, and close friend Lotte Eisner was seriously ill and dying. Herzog was determined to prevent this and believed that an act of walking would keep Eisner from death. He took a jacket, a compass, and a duffel bag of the barest essentials, and wearing a pair of new boots, set off on a three-week pilgrimage from Munich to Paris through the deep chill and snowstorms of winter.Of Walking in Ice is Herzog's beautifully written, much-admired, yet often-overlooked diary account of that journey. Herzog documents everything he saw and felt on his quest to his friend's bedside, from poetic descriptions of the frozen landscape and harsh weather conditions to the necessity of finding shelter in vacant or abandoned houses and the intense loneliness of his solo excursion. Includes, for the first time, Werner Herzog's 1982 "Tribute to Lotte Eisner" upon her receipt of the Helmut K utner PrizeBinding Type: PaperbackAuthor: Werner HerzogPublisher: University of Minnesota PressPublished: 04/27/2015ISBN: 9780816697328Pages: 96Weight: 0.40lbsSize: 7.90h x 5.00w x 0.40dReview Citations: Kirkus Reviews 03/01/2015Publishers Weekly 03/16/2015New York Times Book Review 05/31/2015 pg. 32

In late November 1974, filmmaker Werner Herzog received a phone call from Paris delivering some terrible news. German film historian, mentor, and close friend Lotte Eisner was seriously ill and dying. Herzog was determined to prevent this and believed that an act of walking would keep Eisner from death. He took a jacket, a compass, and a duffel bag of the barest essentials, and wearing a pair of new boots, set off on a three-week pilgrimage from Munich to Paris through the deep chill and snowstorms of winter.

Of Walking in Ice is Herzog's beautifully written, much-admired, yet often-overlooked diary account of that journey. Herzog documents everything he saw and felt on his quest to his friend's bedside, from poetic descriptions of the frozen landscape and harsh weather conditions to the necessity of finding shelter in vacant or abandoned houses and the intense loneliness of his solo excursion.

Includes, for the first time, Werner Herzog's 1982 "Tribute to Lotte Eisner" upon her receipt of the Helmut K utner Prize




Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Werner Herzog
Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
Published: 04/27/2015
ISBN: 9780816697328
Pages: 96
Weight: 0.40lbs
Size: 7.90h x 5.00w x 0.40d

Review Citations: Kirkus Reviews 03/01/2015
Publishers Weekly 03/16/2015
New York Times Book Review 05/31/2015 pg. 32

In late November 1974, filmmaker Werner Herzog received a phone call from Paris delivering some terrible news. German film historian, mentor, and close friend Lotte Eisner was seriously ill and dying. Herzog was determined to prevent this and believed that an act of walking would keep Eisner from death. He took a jacket, a compass, and a duffel bag of the barest essentials, and wearing a pair of new boots, set off on a three-week pilgrimage from Munich to Paris through the deep chill and snowstorms of winter.

Of Walking in Ice is Herzog's beautifully written, much-admired, yet often-overlooked diary account of that journey. Herzog documents everything he saw and felt on his quest to his friend's bedside, from poetic descriptions of the frozen landscape and harsh weather conditions to the necessity of finding shelter in vacant or abandoned houses and the intense loneliness of his solo excursion.

Includes, for the first time, Werner Herzog's 1982 "Tribute to Lotte Eisner" upon her receipt of the Helmut K utner Prize




Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Werner Herzog
Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
Published: 04/27/2015
ISBN: 9780816697328
Pages: 96
Weight: 0.40lbs
Size: 7.90h x 5.00w x 0.40d

Review Citations: Kirkus Reviews 03/01/2015
Publishers Weekly 03/16/2015
New York Times Book Review 05/31/2015 pg. 32