Fishpond Gift Vouchers - Let them choose!

Shop over a million Toys in our Huge New Range

Language of the Third Reich


Product Description
Product Details

Table of Contents

Heroism (Instead of an Introduction) 1. LTI 2. Prelude 3. Distinguishing Feature: Poverty 4. Partenau 5. From the Diary of theFirst Year 6. The First Three Words of the Nazi Language 7. Aufziehen 8. Ten Years of Fascism 9.Fanatical 10. Autocthonous Writing 11. Blurring Boundaries 12.Punctuation 13. Names 14. Kohlenklau 15. Knif 16. On a Single Working Day 17. 'System' and 'Organisation' 18. I Believe In Him 19. Personal Announcementsas an LTI Revision Book 20. What Remains? 21. German Roots 22. A Sunny Weltanschauung (Chance Discoveries WhileReading) 23. If Two People Do the Same Thing... 24. Cafe Europa 25. TheStar 26. The Jewish War 27. The Jewish Spectacles 28. The Language of theVictor 29. Zion 30. The Curse of the Superlative 31. From the GreatMovement Forward... 32. Boxing 33. Gefolgschaft 34. The One Syllable 35.Running Hot and Cold 36. Putting the Theory to the Test ''Cos of Certain Expressions' (AnAfterword) Index.

Promotional Information

A landmark account of the language of Nazi propaganda byone of the most vivid chroniclers of day-to-day life in the Third Reich.

About the Author

Victor Klemperer (1881-1960), a front-line veteran of the First World War, became Professor of French Literature at Dresden University. He was taken from his university in 1935 because he was Jewish, and only survived because of his marriage to an Aryan.


It is obscene, in a sense, to relate Klemperer's situation to any subsequent intellectual enquiry conducted unmolested by tyranny. But studies of language - whether social, political or aesthetic - owe him a debt. They implicitly gesture towards his act of witness, and towards others like it. * Times Higher Educational *
This book is an honest narrative of hope and oppression, touching in places and well written, in an accessible translation. -- M. Aaij * CHOICE *
This book is a breathtaking balancing act, by turns horrifying and heroic, saddening and sardonic [...] of major historical importance and grippingly well-written -- Philip Riley, Book Review for The International Journal of Applied Linguistics
This important, stimulating and necessary book should be required reading for all who want to understand what politicians are doing to us today ... it is full of anecdotes and details that illustrate the effect of the changes in language ... This is a vital book. -- Eric Hester, Catholic Times, April 2007
On the basis of his painstaking ethical-linguistic examinations, Klemperer is one of the most valuable witnesses to the methods of totalitarian mental corruption. The lasting message of this book is one of constant vigilance: wherever the machinery of atrocity is in motion, the misuse of language will be supporting it. -- TImes Higher Educational, 17 June 10
Equal parts linguistic analysis and survivor's memoir, Victor Klemperer's The Language of The Third Reich (LTI) is noteworthy for its insight, intelligence, clarity, and even caustic humor ... LTI is also a book that, given its author's travails, is remarkably absent of bitterness. Though a victim, Klemperer does not write as a victim but rather as a once-captive though now-distant (even with the space of one year) observer to a language simultaneously terrifying and spellbinding. A Dresden Jew who had lived through the dark night of the Third Reich, Klemperer writes about his oppression with cool subjectivity. Yet in his cool subjectivity, Klemperer does not leave Nazism unscathed. * Rhetoric & Public Affairs *

Ask a Question About this Product More...
Write your question below:
How Fishpond Works
Fishpond works with suppliers all over the world to bring you a huge selection of products, really great prices, and delivery included on over 25 million products that we sell. We do our best every day to make Fishpond an awesome place for customers to shop and get what they want — all at the best prices online.
Webmasters, Bloggers & Website Owners
You can earn a 5% commission by selling Language of the Third Reich: LTI: Lingua Tertii Imperii (Bloomsbury Revelations) on your website. It's easy to get started - we will give you example code. After you're set-up, your website can earn you money while you work, play or even sleep! You should start right now!
Authors / Publishers
Are you the Author or Publisher of a book? Or the manufacturer of one of the millions of products that we sell. You can improve sales and grow your revenue by submitting additional information on this title. The better the information we have about a product, the more we will sell!
Item ships from and is sold by, Inc.
Back to top