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The Third Walpurgis Night: The Complete Text

Karl Kraus


Now available in English for the first time, this book was written in immediate response to the Nazi seizure of power in 1933 but withheld from publication for fear of reprisals against Jews trapped in Germany. Acclaimed when finally published by Kösel Verlag in 1952, it is a devastatingly prescient exposure, giving special attention to the regime's corruption of language as masterminded by Joseph Goebbels. Bertolt Brecht wrote to the author that, in his indictment of Nazism, “You have disclosed the atrocities of intonation and created an ethics of language.” This masterful translation aims fo ... More

Keywords: Nazi power, 1933, Jews, Germany, Joseph Goebbels, Nazism, Nazi regime

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Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780300236002
Published to Yale Scholarship Online: September 2020 DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300236002.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Karl Kraus, author

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