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Title:
The language of the Third Reich : LTI, lingua tertii imperii : a philologist's notebook
Author:
Klemperer, Victor, 1881-1960.
Uniform Title:
LTI, Notizbuch eines Philologen. English
Publication Information:
London ; New York : Continuum, 2002.

©2000
Physical Description:
296 pages ; 22 cm
General Note:
Translated from the German.

Originally published: 2000.

Includes index.
Language:
English
Added Author:
ISBN:
9780826457776
Format :
Book

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Central Library PF3074 .K613 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
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Summary

Under the Third Reich, the official language of Nazism came to be used as a political tool. The existing social culture was manipulated and subverted as the German people had their ethical values and their thoughts about politics, history and daily life recast in a new language. This notebook, originally called LTI (Lingua Tertii Imperii) - the abbreviation itself a parody of Nazified language - was written out of Klemperer's conviction that the language of the Third Reich helped to create its culture. As Klemperer writes: it isn't only Nazi actions that have to vanish, but also the Nazi cast of mind, the typical Nazi way of thinking, and its breeding ground: the language of Nazism.


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