'Thus the sound of speech strives to "express" subjective and objective happening, the "inner" and the "outer" world; but what of this it can retain is not the life and individual fullness of existence, but only a dead abbreviation of it*.' Literature can transcend this dilemma only by keeping faith with unsocial, banned language, and by learning to use the opaque images of broken rebellion as a means of communication.
W. G. Sebald, "Strangeness, Integration and Crisis: On Peter Handke's Play Kaspar" Campo Santo, Anthea Bell (trad.), Sven Meyer (ed.), Penguin Books, 2005, p.67.
*Citação de Ernst Cassirer, Sprache und Mythos (Leipzig e Berlim, 1925, pp-6-7).