Nothing makes m…

Nothing makes man so mutually hostile, nothing has a power to arouse them and bring them into conflict, nothing renders them so callous, as the preternatural violence of the forest. In the forest man rediscovers his primordial instincts. His most primitive animal impulses return to the surface, break through the delicate tracery of his nerves, reappear outside his veneer of civilised conventions and inhibitions in all their squalid virginity

Malaparte – In the forest, humans become more authentically human.

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