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Every Man for Himself and God against All Werner Herzog

Every Man for Himself and God against All By Werner Herzog

Every Man for Himself and God against All by Werner Herzog


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Every Man for Himself and God against All Summary

Every Man for Himself and God against All: A Memoir by Werner Herzog

The long-awaited memoir by the legendary filmmaker and celebrated author. Told in Werner Herzog's inimitable voice, this is the story of his epic artistic career, as inventive and daring as anything he has done before.

Hauling a steamship over a mountain in the jungle; walking from Munich to Paris in the dead of winter; descending into an active volcano; living in the wilderness among grizzly bears - Werner Herzog has always been intrigued by extremes of human experience. Here, he illuminates the influences and ideas that have driven his creativity and shaped his unique worldview.

Herzog's life matches the drama of his famous films: the boy growing up in poverty in a small village in the Alps after the Second World War; the teenager travelling the world in search of adventure that almost cost him his life; the director trying to calm his leading actor Klaus Kinski in the Amazonian jungle. And along the way, Herzog tells of ordinary people with extraordinary stories: rural labourers, circus acrobats, child soldiers.

Every Man for Himself and God Against All is at once a personal record of one of the great self-invented lives of our time, and a masterpiece that will enthral fans old and new. In a hypnotic swirl of memory, Herzog untangles and relives his most important experiences and inspirations, telling his story for the first and only time.


Praise for Werner Herzog's previous books:

'Has the eerie power of the best fairytales. It hits you with the force of dreams' HELEN MACDONALD

'Surely the strangest, strongest walking book I know ... only Herzog could have written this weird, slender classic' ROBERT MACFARLANE

'Herzog's writing bristles with the same eerie and uncompromising energy as his films' GUARDIAN

Every Man for Himself and God against All Reviews

PRAISE FOR EVERY MAN FOR HIMSELF AND GOD AGAINST ALL

Werner Herzog's life story reads like a Hollywood film

* Daily Telegraph *
A fascinating glimpse into the mind of an original, anarchic filmmaker. His family tales are weird and funny ... and he gives revealing accounts of his professional career and acting roles on hit shows such as The Simpsons and The Mandalorian * The Independent *
[Every Man for Himself and God Against All is] an evocative, shocking encounter with a man who has experienced life at its most extreme * Daily Telegraph *
This, his first (and only?) memoir might be as close as we'll ever get to the true story ... His life is full of incredible stories ... Now we have the chance to hear that singular poet's voice tell the story of his different kind of life * The Big Issue *
A personal record of one of the great self-invented lives of our time * SL.Man *

About Werner Herzog

Werner Herzog has produced, written and directed more than fifty feature and documentary films, including the multi-award-winning Grizzly Man, Aguirre, The Wrath of God, Fitzcarraldo, My Best Fiend, Cave of Forgotten Dreams, Nosferatu, Lessons of Darkness, Littler Dieter Needs To Fly, Into the Inferno, Meeting Gorbachev and Encounters At The End of the World. He has also directed many operas and published more than a dozen books of prose including Conquest of the Useless and Of Walking In Ice. The Twilight World is his first book in decades.

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NGR9781847927248
9781847927248
1847927246
Every Man for Himself and God against All: A Memoir by Werner Herzog
New
Hardback
Vintage Publishing
2023-10-19
368
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