What are the best books recommended by Werner Herzog?

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    #1The Canterbury Tales

    The Canterbury Tales

    The Canterbury Tales is a classical literature novel written by Geoffrey Chaucer and translated by Nevill Coghill. With over 500 pages, this book is published in 2003 by Penguin Classics.

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    He Wu
    Written on May 5, 2018
    "If you are into history and story's from the past this would be a great read!"
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    #2Conquest of the Useless

    Conquest of the Useless

    Conquest of the Useless: Reflections from the Making of Fitzcarraldo is a nonfiction biography written by Werner Herzog and translated by Krishna Winston. With over 300 pages, this book is published in 2009 by Ecco.

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    Sandra Ramirez
    Written on May 3, 2018
    "Sounds very interesting"
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    #3A Companion to Werner Herzog

    A Companion to Werner Herzog
    A Companion to Werner Herzog is a nonfiction biography cultural film book written by Brad Prager. With over 600 pages, this book is published in 2012 by Wiley-Blackwell.
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    Daniel McDonald
    Written on May 3, 2018
    "Let me preface this by saying that Werner Herzog is a filmmaking genius. So when I saw A Companion to Werner Herzog I immediately bought it with zero hesitation. This book is a compilation of scholarly essays about the complexity of his films. I am unsure if this book is recommended by Werner Herzog, but if you are interested in film this is a must-read."
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    #4Ferocious Reality

    Ferocious Reality

    Ferocious Reality: Documentary according to Werner Herzog is a nonfiction culture film book written by Eric Ames. With over 300 pages, this book is published in 2012 by University of Minnesota Press.

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    Patricia Arnold
    Written on May 10, 2018
    "I love to read books that are cultural or controversial. My husband brought this one home and started discussing it with me. I joined in with the reading with him and in the evening we get a glass of wine and discuss the chapters we read. It was very thought provoking"
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    #5A Woman in Arabia

    A Woman in Arabia

    A Woman in Arabia: The Writings of the Queen of the Desert is a nonfiction historical biography written by Gertrude Bell with Georgina Howell as the editor. With over 300 pages, this book is published in 2015 by Penguin Classics.

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    Harold Kennedy
    Written on May 2, 2018
    "This is an interesting book to say the least. I personally haven't really thought about that whole part of the world over there, so this book is super informative and eye opening to me personally. I typically wouldn't read books like this, but for some reason this one stuck out to me, and I'm very glad It did."
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    #6History of the Peloponnesian War

    History of the Peloponnesian War

    History of the Peloponnesian War is a nonfiction classic military history book written by Thucydides, translated by Rex Warner, and with an introduction by Moses I. Finley. Published in 1972 by Penguio.

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    Ann Jordan
    Written on May 12, 2018
    "I'm a big fan of the screenwriter Werner Herzog and came across a book he recommended, History of the Peloponnesian War. I thought it was well written, but I just couldn't get into it. It was way to long for me and just seemed to drone on. I usually enjoy history books but I couldn't really get into this one."
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    #7The Georgics

    The Georgics

    The Georgics is a classic historical poetry book written by Virgil, with an introduction by L.P. Wilkinson and with Betty Radice as the editor. With over 100 pages, this book is published in 1982 by Penguin Classics.

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    Edward Freeman
    Written on May 12, 2018
    "The Gorgics clearly isn't for everyone. It's a deep read on classic poetry. The translation provided ihas a touch of latin so may not be relatable to all. I'm not sure who Werner Herzog is, but perhaps he better stick to a different subject matter."
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    #8Gargantua and Pantagruel

    Gargantua and Pantagruel
    Gargantua and Pantagruel is a classic cultural France fiction novel written by François Rabelais, translated by M.A. Screech. With over 1,000 pages, this book is published in 2006 by Penguin Classics.
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    Vincent Gonzalez
    Written on May 15, 2018
    "This was originally a five-book set that's been published as one book. I finished it, but getting through 1,000 pages wasn't easy! Good luck if you make the journey."
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    #9Every Night the Trees Disappear

    Every Night the Trees Disappear

    Every Night the Trees Disappear: Werner Herzog and the Making of Heart of Glass is a nonfiction culture film book written by Alan Greenberg with a foreword by Werner Herzog. Published in 2012 by Chicago Review Press.

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    Judith Harper
    Written on May 15, 2018
    "This book is okay but it doesn't go into any depth of the story. I feel like more could have been explored in this. I would only recommend this if something else couldn't be found to read at the moment."
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    #10Selected Poems and Fragments

    Selected Poems and Fragments

    Selected Poems and Fragments is a classic medieval romanticism book written by Friedrich Hölderlin, with Jeremy Adler as the editor and Michael Hamburger as the translator. Published in 1998 by Penguin Classics.

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    Kyle Wade
    Written on May 3, 2018
    "Translated from German to English, these collections of romantic poems is meant to swoon over the hearts of the reader and exemplify culture and history combined. The author takes the reader through several journeys, spanning from mythological eras to the founding of the Americas. It was sometimes difficult to understand, as some meanings were lost in translation, but overall; the eloquence of the author's taste does come through."

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Best books recommended by Werner Herzog
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1The Canterbury TalesBooks 44 Paid
2Conquest of the UselessBooks 39 Paid
3A Companion to Werner HerzogBooks 29 Paid
4Ferocious RealityBooks 28 Paid
5A Woman in ArabiaBooks 24 Paid
6History of the Peloponnesian WarBooks 20 Paid
7The GeorgicsBooks 12 Paid
8Gargantua and PantagruelBooks 9 Paid
9Every Night the Trees DisappearBooks 8 Paid
10Selected Poems and FragmentsBooks 3 Paid
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