Note 008
by Joachim C. Fest

8 Ludwig Klages, Der Mensch Und das Leben (Jena, 1937). See also Christian Graf von Krockow, Die Entscheidung. Eine Untersuchung uber Ernst Junger, Carl Schmitt, Martin Heidegger(Stuttgart, 1958). From this standpoint Thomas Mann, for example, was judged as follows:

'We acknowledge Thomas Mann's literary art. A great man of letters, but a poet? A great writer but a seer? Delphic laurels elude his grasp. God does not bow to the all too clever . . .' (Wilhelm Stapel in Deutsches Volkstum, June 1933, quoted by Kurt Sontheimer, Thomas Mann und die Deutschen, Munich, 1961).
From Chapter 20, Professor NSDAP , Part 3 of The Face Of The Third Reich by J.C. Fest -- See further Notes

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