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Le langage du totalitarisme
Victor Klemperer et George Orwell

  • Publication type: Journal article
  • Journal: Éthique, politique, religions
    2012, n° 1
    . Le prisme du totalitarisme
  • Author: Tirloni (Valentina)
  • Abstract: Totalitarian power is mostly apparent in the use of language. By studying these two texts (the Orwellian novel 1984 and Lingua Tertii Imperii by Klemperer) we are able to reconstruct the underlying rhetorical techniques and their philosophical foundation. Supported by a well-organized system of rites and ceremonies, totalitarian language succeeds not only in creating an outwardly respectable reality, but in dehumanizing its subjects and in entirely extinguishing every freedom.
  • Pages: 115 to 132
  • Last edition: 2013
  • Journal: Ethics, Politics, Religions, n° 1

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  • ISBN: 978-2-8124-0880-9
  • ISSN: 2265-0156
  • DOI: 10.15122/isbn.978-2-8124-0882-3.p.0115
  • Publisher: Classiques Garnier
  • Parution date: 01-24-2013
  • Periodicity: Biannual
  • Language: French
  • Keywords: totalitarianism, political rite, nominalism, empiricism, Orwell, Klemperer
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