The Language of the Third Reich has ratings and 70 reviews. Hadrian said: I’ m assuming that most of us know about George Orwell’s Even if you h. Victor Klemperer () was Professor of French Literature at Dresden University. As a Jew, he was removed from his university post in. Appearing originally in as LTI: Lingua Tertii Imperii (Language of the Third Reich), Klemperer’s book demonstrates with frightening clarity the powerful role.

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Tfrtii as far as the eye can see. The book was written under the form of personal notes which Klemperer wrote in his diary, especially from the rise of the Nazi regime inand even more afterwhen Klemperer, stripped of his academic title because he was of Jewish descent, had to work in a factory.

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Nov 23, Alex Johnston rated it it was amazing. Refresh and try again. Ambas tendencias se manifiestan con claridad en las denominaciones y cambios de nombres”. I remember reading notes for the LTI in the diaries, and only just now got around to buying it. Built on the Johns Hopkins University Campus.

I especially didn’t like how the author was always mentioning a thousand french philosophers and writers that I don’t know shit about I had to read it for class and it didn’t have anything to do with thatand how he immperii just talking shit about absolutely everyone, even speaking ill of the people who were living with him by force by the nazis. One of the main concepts in was Newspeak, where the government actively manipulated the language people spoke in order to control and limit their thoughts, to make dissent impossible.


This is not a bad thing, as Klemperer’s own diaries are powerful reading.

The lasting message of this book is one of constant vigilance: Change “printed lie” to “media” and it could’ve been written within the last 9 years. Nov 15, Eileen Daly-Boas rated it really liked it Shelves: To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. The LTI, as Klemperer calls it, breeds military-worship.

Curiously enough, he turned around and worked for the Soviet puppet state of East Germany. Mar 13, Jonathan rated it it was amazing Shelves: First published inThe Language of the Third Reich arose from Klemperer’s conviction that the language of the Third Reich helped to create its culture. As soon as this concept was even touched upon, everything became blurred, and we were adrift once again in the fog of Nazism. It’s still part diary, part observation. Through the book, he attempts to lintua the roots of Nazism, muses on his experiences in the First War, on patriotism, fascism, Zionism, race, identity and ideas that were once exotic and largely impeeii.

Language of the Third Reich: LTI: Lingua Tertii Imperii – Victor Klemperer – Google Books

Volosinov and James Baldwin about ways that language identifies its speakers, places them, marks them, as almost any utterance of “Heil Hitler” exemplifies. It was his way of trying to deal with the situation he was in, utilising his linguistic talents for a far greater cause than his academic work would ever be able to do.

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That this volume even came to pass reflects an incredible journey for both Klemperer and Eva, his gentile wife. The Nazis didn’t invent that many words, they simply used pre-existing ones and imposed new meanings on them. Project MUSE Mission Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide.

Feb 01, Walpurga Krepper rated it it was amazing. Auch dieser geht ja – wie Klemperer – davon aus, dass die Sprache viele Symptome einer metaphysischen Vereinfachung und Teleologie aufweist. Liingua see him in his university being hit on the head over and over with a book by a German academic because he could.

Jul 05, Meaghan rated it really liked it Shelves: Klemperer says, “Nazism was accepted by millions as gospel because it appropriated the language of the gospel. The Diaries of Victor Klemperer View all 5 comments. When enemies of the state or Jews were deported, they were ‘evacuated’: You can unsubscribe from newsletters at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link in any newsletter.