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Every Man for Himself and God Against All: A MEMOIR

By Werner Herzog

The long awaited memoirs of the great self-invented, nearly mythic German film director Werner Herzog. In tone both fierce and seductively melancholic, the book recalls in memorable vignettes of adventure and injuries Herzog's austere but miraculous childhood in archaic rural conditions. The book delivers remarkable insight into Herzog’s life as a visionary filmmaker and ponders the significance of great books and deep reading. Herzog writes about his love for caves and windmills, his troubled alliances with Klaus Kinski and Bruno S., and his admiration for the mysterious works of Hercules Seghers or Carlo Gesualdo. Essential reading.

2023; hardcover; 6.3 x 9.33 inches; 368 pages; ISBN: 9780593490297.