Caminhar no Gelo

Caminhar no Gelo In the winter of filmmaker Werner Herzog made a three week solo journey from Munich to Paris on foot He believed it was the only way his close friend film historian Lotte Eisner would survive

  • Title: Caminhar no Gelo
  • Author: Werner Herzog
  • ISBN: 9789896710811
  • Page: 345
  • Format: Hardcover
  • In the winter of 1974, filmmaker Werner Herzog made a three week solo journey from Munich to Paris on foot He believed it was the only way his close friend, film historian Lotte Eisner, would survive a horrible sickness that had overtaken her During this monumental odyssey through a seemingly endless blizzard, Herzog documented everything he saw and felt with intense sinIn the winter of 1974, filmmaker Werner Herzog made a three week solo journey from Munich to Paris on foot He believed it was the only way his close friend, film historian Lotte Eisner, would survive a horrible sickness that had overtaken her During this monumental odyssey through a seemingly endless blizzard, Herzog documented everything he saw and felt with intense sincerity This diary is dotted with a pastiche of rants about the extreme cold and utter loneliness, notes on Herzog s films and travels, poetic descriptions of the snowy countryside, and personal philosophizing What is most remarkable is that the reading of the book is in continuity with the experience of watching his films it s as if, through this walk, we witness the process in which images are born Although he received a literary award for it, this introspective masterpiece has lingered out of print since 1979 Beautifully designed and emotionally impressive, Of Walking in Ice is the first in a color coded series of remarkable yet long forgotten titles being republished by Free Association.

    122 Comment

    • Miriam says:

      Werner Herzog is walking, walking, walking. He is walking to Paris because of magical thinking. His friend Lotte Eisner cannot die before he arrives. He drinks milk and eats tangerines and breaks into empty vacation homes at night. He finishes someone's crossword puzzle, he urinates in someone's boot. He sees things, he describes them. He describes things he probably does not see. I'm pretty sure some of those things could not have happened, it is not always easy to tell what is real and what is [...]

    • Deniz Balcı says:

      Bu minik, neresinden bakılırsa bakılsın çok ilginç bulduğum kısa kitap hakkında ne desem bilemiyorum açıkçası. Sinema ile yakından ilişkisi olanlar bilirler. Lotte Eisner tüm zamanların en önemli eleştirmenlerinden birisidir. 19.yy'ın sonunda Almanya'da doğmuş, orada büyümüş, sinemanın doğuşuna tanıklık etmiş; Alman Dışavurumculuğu yaşamış ve yazmış, sonrasında Rus sinemacıların en yakın yoldaşlarından biri olmuş, Nazi Almanya'sı muktedir olduğund [...]

    • M. says:

      Beni çok etkileyen "Grizzly Man" filmiyle aklıma kazınan Herzog'un kitabını ve kitabın oldukça ilginç hikayesini duyunca hemen satın alıp okudum.Bu bir seyahat kitabı.Fakat bir yönetmenin, bir aktörün dünyasında geçen bir seyahat.Dolayısıyla yolculuğun her bir anı, bir film karesi gibiydi okurken de."Tüm bunların gerçek olduğuna ancak bir filmde olsaydı inanabilirdim." (s.11)Diyor ya yazar. Düşlerin gerçeklikle birleştiği noktanın sinema oluşunu ne güzel özetli [...]

    • Eddie Watkins says:

      Herzog as buffalo making landscapes tremble, Herzog as mountain reposing, Herzog as natural visionary, Herzog as compassionate magician and au natural hallucinator in bars.Keyed up by intense concern for Lotte Eisner as she lay very ill in Paris, Herzog set off on foot from Munich to Paris to fend off her death. She could not die before he arrived, the voices of the universe told him so. Through blizzards and driving rain, smashing windows of vacation homes for sleep, ceaselessly mutating from h [...]

    • Lee says:

      Finished this while walking and reading at lunch along the Delaware, and walking up the steps to the South Street bridge over I-95, I exclaimed "fcknin WERNER"! So proud of him, like he were my child. What a great book. It's sort of like a pre-apocalyptic, very Germanic version of Cormac McCarthy's "The Road" . . . 64 dense pages of travelogue, fantasy, film ideas, atmosphere, all of it deeply embedded in the consciousness of the Typical Herzog Character, a mythic hero-dude on a solo delusional [...]

    • Sinem A. says:

      çevirinin daha iyi olmasını dilerdim

    • Philippe says:

      What a splendid travelogue ‘Walking in Ice’ is a dense and epic prose poem that evokes the manic echoes from an arch-Romantic ‘Gewaltmarsch’ linking Munich to Paris. The season is winter. The year is 1974, but it could as well have been 1074. The sky is filled with the cry of invisible ravens. Jet fighters engage in mock attacks on camouflaged armored vehicles. Sheep die along the way. A boy, leaning with his satchel into folding doors, falls out of a bus. A hailstorm lashes the earth. T [...]

    • Kimley says:

      If a friend or family member said to you that they were planning on walking from Munich to Paris in the middle of a bitter winter because they knew that this was what needed to be done in order to save the life of someone they cared about, most likely you'd have the same reaction as me - are you fucking crazy?But that's because you aren't Werner Herzog who possesses a kind of clarity that most of us can't even imagine. A kind of clarity that brings about a complete sense of awe in me because it [...]

    • Ksenia Ada Tanyeli says:

      Jaguar, benim için herhangi bir yayınevi değil. Türkiye'de yaptığı işi gözle görülür derecede severek yapan ve sevgisini hayatımıza kattığı kitapların; gerek özenli tasarımından, gerek çevirisinden, gerekse okuyucuyla olan iletişiminden olsun, hissettiren bir kuruluş. Hal böyle olunca, okuyucu da 'çıtasını yükseltiyor' Herzog’un ayaklarıyla yarattığını söylediği ve kalbine tüm filmlerinden daha yakın hissettiği Buzda Yürüyüş, çeviri bakımından zay [...]

    • Greg says:

      Herzog walks from Munich to Paris to see a dying friend because he believes the friend can not die while he is traveling to see her. This is his account of his journey. I'm not sure if he or Kinski is more insane.

    • Aslı Can says:

      Bu bir yol-yolculuk güncesi.Bir yerden bir yere giden cismani bir yoldan ziyade, bir yerden bir yere gitmenin yeni bir biçimi olan bir yol. Werner'in sağlam botları sadece toprağa ve asfalta basmıyor; gördüğü her bir insanı, duyduğu her sesi, karşılaştığı her hayvanı, suyu, ateşi, benzini ve camı; beyninin içindeki karanlıkta sinsice, çaktırmadan yürüyen veya yıldız gibi parlayıp, şimşek gibi çakan her bir düşünceyi ayaklarının altında eze eze yürüyor. He [...]

    • Guillermo Macbeth says:

      Un buen libro de Herzog sobre Herzog. Se trata de un relato de viaje. De 1974. Desde Múnich hasta París. A pie. En pleno invierno centroeuropeo. Caminando sobre hielo. Cuando a Herzog le contó un amigo que Lotte Eisner estaba muy enferma en París, Herzog decidió ir a verla. Lotte Eisner no sólo trabajó como secretaria de Langlois en la Cinemateca Francesa, sino que promovió con fuerza el Nuevo Cine Alemán. Herzog pensó que si viajaba a pie, Eisner no podía morirse. No tenía permitido [...]

    • Marisa Fernandes says:

      Werner Herzog decide fazer uma caminhada, entre o final de Novembro e o início de Dezembro de 1974 (demorou três semanas), de Munique a Paris, quando fica a saber que a sua mentora no mundo do cinema, Lotte Eisner (alemã que viveu o período do Terceiro Reich e que por ser judia teve de fugir para França), se encontra muito doente e, muito provavelmente, à beira da morte. Pelo caminho, Herzog vai dormindo aqui e ali, onde calha, descrevendo sem se perder em detalhes excessivos o que vai ven [...]

    • Joe Kowalski says:

      "I personally would rather do the existentially essential things in life on foot. If you live in England and your girlfriend is in Sicily, and it is clear you want to marry her, then you should walk to Sicily to propose. For these things travel by car or aeroplane is not the right thing."I knew this Herzog quote, and I also knew of a book he had written that concerned walking from Munich to Paris to visit an ailing friend. I thought perhaps this was evidence of a larger personal philosophy that [...]

    • Austra says:

      Kad cilvēks daudz staigā, skrien vai brauc ar riteni, sanāk arī ļoti daudz laika domāšanai. Brīžiem tas ir vienkārši garāmslīdošo ainavu pieraksts, brīžiem meditatīvas pārdomas, kur brīžiem reālais sajaucas ir izdomāto, nosapņoto vai nekad nebijušo. Noskaņas grāmata, ar kuru saplūst un ļauties tai nest sevi līdzi.

    • Philipp says:

      Werner Herzog has the strangest pattern of thought I know. You can superimpose people's trains of thoughts, paint them, and they'll look somewhat like the map of a city. Herzog's thoughts must look like a Kabbalistic incantation where if you squint really hard, you can learn God's True Name.At the end of November 1974, a friend from Paris called and told me that Lotte Eisner was seriously ill and would probably die. I said that this must not be, not at this time, German cinema could not do witho [...]

    • Spiros says:

      "All I see in front of me is route. Suddenly, near the crest of a hill, I thought, there is a horseman, but when I moved closer it was a tree; then I saw a sheep and was uncertain as to whether or not it would turn out to be a bush, but it was a sheep, on the verge of dying. It died still and pathetically; I've never seen a sheep die before. I marched very swiftly on."In November 1974, Werner Herzog received word of the imminent death of film critic Lotte Eisner (who provided voice over on his h [...]

    • Bjorn says:

      Herzog's first-hand account of that one time he walked from Munich to Paris in the middle of winter because he thought it would save the ill film critic Lotte Eisner's life is, of course, entirely about the journey into himself (the supposed subject of his rescue is only mentioned occasionally), but of course that's a genre Herzog knows. And while he's not quite as good with prose as he is with a camera, this short little volume is an intriguing read - Herzog walks, drinks milk, walks, freezes h [...]

    • Sera says:

      Daha fazla içe bakış görmek isterdim.

    • Mosco says:

      Il grande regista Werner Herzog, nel novembre 1974, dopo l'uscita di "L'enigma di Kaspar Hauser", parte a piedi da Monaco per raggiungere Parigi dove giace, seriamente ammalata, Lotte Eisner: storica del cinema, scrittrice, critica cinematografica e cara amica di Herzog. Una specie di voto laico: se arrivo a Parigi a piedi, lei guarisce; finché cammino lei non muore. Questa convinzione gli dà la grinta di continuare anche quando, bagnato come un pulcino, stanco, infreddolito, avrebbe voglia di [...]

    • Jimina Sabadú says:

      Hace un año más o menos empecé este libro. Lo perdí. Hace un par de días lo encontré y decidí leerlo. Es breve. Muy breve. Herzog es (para mí al menos) uno de esos casos aparte en la cinematografía mundial. No sé si sus aventuras tienen algo de ficción. En esta ocasión hace un viaje a pie desde Múnich a París para visitar a una mujer a la que admira y de la que quiere que siga con vida. Las vivencias que narra en "del caminar sobre hielo" las puedes palpar y sentir. Es un viaje en [...]

    • Mehmet Bozkurt says:

      "Bütün gün boyunca mükemmel bir yalnızlık hüküm sürüyor. Sakin bir rüzgar yukarıdaki ağaçları hışırdatıyor, bakışlarım çok uzaklara gidiyor. Bu dünyayla hiç ilgisi olmayan bir mevsim. Büyük uçan kertenkeleler hiç ses çıkarmadan arkalarında yoğunlaşma izleri bırakıyorlar, doğruca batıya gidiyorlar, düşüncelerimle beraber Paris üstünden." "Yolun öbür tarafından, ıslak bir tarlanın kenarında, devasa bir köpek bana doğru salına salına geliyor, bel [...]

    • Joseph Raffetto says:

      Werner Herzog makes a commitment to himself to trek from Munich to Paris in the belief his dying mentor, Lotte Eisner, will remain alive as he journeys to her on foot. This journal powerfully captures the brutal weather and bitter cold. Herzog breaks into homes or buildings to make it through the nights. And at times, he appears to go mad as he chronicles his surrealistic thoughts. This is 1974, and it gives you a sense how much the world has changed as we experience with him the roads, poverty, [...]

    • Garrett says:

      "In the house last night I peed into an old rubber boot"Oddly riveting and very funny in that dry, matter-of-fact, possibly unintentional Herzog way; he is, after all, a deeply serious person, but also, it turns out, kind of seriously insane. Why isn't my diary in a dreamlike prose? Oh right, because I'm not freezing to death while writing it. Fun drinking game: drink a shot every time Werner does something illegal. You'll be drunk by the end of each chapter, a rare feat for a book only 68 pages [...]

    • Burak Uzun says:

      Buzda Yürüyüş, gerçek anlamda bir yürüyüş kitabı. Bir hikâyesi yok, bir kurgusu yok. Yalnızca şiirsel bir gözlem anlatısı var. Yönetmen Werner Herzog, dostu Lotte Eisner'ın ölüm döşeğinde olduğunu duyunca yanına gitmek istiyor, eğer yaya giderse bu ölümün gerçekleşmeyeceğine inanarak Münih'ten Paris'e yaya olarak yola koyuluyor. Bu kitap da işte, bu yol halinde yazarın/yönetmenin kasvetli ve okuru saran izlenimlerinden oluşuyor.

    • Come Musica says:

      Una scrittura scarna, un diario di bordo che segna il passo tenuto dal 23 novembre al 14 dicembre, durante il viaggio che l'autore fa da Monaco a Parigi per andare dall'amica malata. Una scrittura evocativa, centrata sulla natura e sui paesaggi autunnali spogli, ma comunque pieni di vita. Un incedere nelle tenebre, intravedendo la luce fioca della speranza che la vita continua.

    • Stephen says:

      Perhaps Herzog is not the only man who would think that by walking the entire distance from Munich to Paris would keep his friend alive, but he is the only man I know of to assume such a thing. [First read December 2008]

    • Sara Gray says:

      Like his later memoir about filming Fitzcarraldo, Of Walking in Ice is poignant, poetic, hilarious, impressionistic, and batshit insane. I wouldn't expect anything less from Herzog.

    • Chris says:

      FUCK!

    • Ümit Nar says:

      "Karda izler bırakıyorum, avcılar peşime düşsün."Bir büyük yönetmenin, Herzog'un, yakın dostunun 'ölmemesi' için şamanik bir 'delilik'le yola çıkmasının günlüğü, hikâyesi. Rüzgârları, duldaları, ormanları, yüzleri, sesleri ile dağ yolları, kasabalar boyu dünya. Gözlem gücünün, görsellikle birleşmesinin kâğıda akması.Yol'culuk kitabı diye almam hem iyi olmuş hem de yeniden ve sakince okumam gerektiğinden kötü olmuş. Hararetle öneren iki üç arkada [...]

    Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *