Of Walking in Ice

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Of Walking in Ice
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AuthorWerner Herzog
Original titleVom Gehen im Eis
TranslatorMarje Herzog and Alan Greenberg
CountryGermany
LanguageGerman
GenreDiary
PublisherFree Association
Publication date
1978
Published in English
2008
Media typePrint (paperback)
Pages68
ISBN978-0-9796121-0-7
OCLC194118757

Of Walking in Ice is the diary of the German film director Werner Herzog, published in 1978. It was written in German (Vom Gehen im Eis) and translated into English.

Plot summary[edit]

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.