“We Are Challenging Nature Itself . . . And It Hits Back” — Werner Herzog on Nature’s Violent Obscenity

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2 thoughts on ““We Are Challenging Nature Itself . . . And It Hits Back” — Werner Herzog on Nature’s Violent Obscenity”

  1. It’s startling how great the colonial sensibility infuses his perspective–he says he loves it, but the terminology, even the tone of his voice, is saturated with disgust for the uncivilized nature of it. I think especially of Gabriel Garcia Marquez as comparison, of V.S. Naipaul, and the idea of wilderness as magical oasis destined to ruin by the encroachment of civilization and technology. Considering the effort Herzog made to move that boat, Naipaul’s The Bend in The River is particularly apt.

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