Of Walking in Ice: Munich - Paris: 23 November - 14 December, 1974 (Vintage Classics) (Paperback)
In November 1974, Werner Herzog received word of the imminent death of film historian Lotte Eisner. He resolved to walk from Munich to be at her side in Paris, in the faith that by essaying this trek, "our Eisner mustn't die, she will not die, I won't permit it"; furthermore, that "when I'm in Paris she will be alive. She must not die. Later, perhaps, when we allow it".
The journal he kept of his peregrination through rain, sleet, hail, and snow is a dizzying document. Despite frequent reference to trains and cars, the feeling is that of a journey which may have been made at any time over the past 500 years, as Herzog alternates ecstatic visions (including the ending of Stroszek) with querelous complaints about the state of his feet, legs, and groin.— Spiros
About the Author
Werner Herzog he has produced, written, and directed more than 50 feature- and documentary films, published more than a dozen books of prose, and directed as many operas. He lives in Munich and Los Angeles.