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Hermann Kasack: The Role of the Critical Intellect in the Creative Writers' Work


Herbert Schütz

Kasack placed himself outside the mainstream of the German literary tradition in his search for an adequate mode of artistic expression. For Kasack, as for Rilke, birth and death are transitions and are not antithetically opposed. Western man's homocentric ideas are crumbling, revealing a void, dissolving the mythical bond between man and the universe.