Of Walking in Ice

Author: Werner Herzog

Publisher: N.A


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 104

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The diary of the German film director Werner Herzog, published in 1978. The diary was written and takes place between November 23 and December 14, 1974. In the foreword, Herzog says that he received a call from a friend in Paris, informing him that his close friend, the German film historian Lotte H. Eisner, was 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

Author: Werner Herzog

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473521955

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 80

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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.

Walking on Ice

Author: Frederick R. Andresen

Publisher: Frederick Andresen

ISBN: 1432713523

Category: Business and politics

Page: 162

View: 1829

"Andresen conveys the texture and flavor of what we Westerners find in Russia. It paints a picture of the Russian 'soul at a time when young and old were and are adapting to enormous change. It is a fun and humorous read that carries with it some valuable lessons."--William T. Potvin, Managing Partner, Deloitte & Touche, Russia, 1990-1996.

Writing on Air

Author: David Rothenberg,Wandee J. Pryor

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262182300

Category: Air

Page: 340

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Writers, photographers, and artists explore air in our everyday and imaginative lives.

The Films of Werner Herzog

Author: Timothy Corrigan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317928970

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 248

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Given Herzog’s own pronouncement that ‘film is not the art of scholars, but of illiterates,’ it is not surprising that his work has aroused ambivalent and contradictory responses. Visually and philosophically ambitious and at the same time provocatively eccentric, Herzog’s films have been greeted equally by extreme adulation and extreme condemnation. Even as Herzog’s rebellious images have gained him a reputation as a master of the German New Wave, he has been attacked for indulging in a romantic naiveté and wilful self-absorption. To his hardest critics, Herzog’s films appear as little more than Hollywood fantasies disguised as high seriousness. This book is an attempt to illuminate these contradictions. It gathers essays that focus from a variety of angles on Herzog and his work. The contributors move beyond the myths of Herzog to investigate the merits of his work and its place in film history. A challenging range of films is covered, from Fata Morgana and Aguirre, the Wrath of God to more recent features such as Nosferatu and Where the Green Ants Dream, offering the reader ways of understanding why, whatever the controversies surrounding Herzog and his films, he remains a major and popular international filmmaker. Orignally published in 1986.

Walking on Ice

Author: Susan Hubbard

Publisher: University of Missouri Press

ISBN: 9780826207524

Category: Manners and customs

Page: 140

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A mother hires a sinister baby-sitter. An Irish innocent embraces the ambiguities of Belfast. A university professor welcomes a houseguest and finds himself a stranger in his own home. Two young women seek romance along the Canadian border .... Winner of the Associated Writing Programs' Award in Short Fiction, Walking on Ice depicts a world in which human relationships grow ever more fragile and trust is tentative at best. In these stories men and women confront the unexpected risks of everday life in Boston, Northern Ireland, Connecticut, the Scottish Highlands, and upstate New York. With subtlety and wit, Susan Hubbard explores the tensions of our times.