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Werner Herzog

Joshua Lund


Werner Herzog is the first book-length study of Werner Herzog’s American (in the hemispheric sense) work. It is also the first sustained, book-length study on the question of the political in Herzog’s work. Finally, as part of a series on contemporary directors, it introduces Herzog’s films through the arc of his long career, about 60 films (and counting) over nearly 60 years. The approach is materialist and postcolonial, with systematic attention paid to the historical impulses surrounding the films, both in terms of their history of representation (the stories that the films tell) and their ... More

Keywords: political cinema, postcolonial cinema, materialist critique, Aguirre, Stroszek, Fitzcarraldo, Cobra Verde

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780252043178
Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: January 2021 DOI:10.5622/illinois/9780252043178.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Joshua Lund, author
University of Notre Dame

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