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Victor Klemperer's secret diaries are a work of literature as well as a revelation of the day by day horror of the Nazi period. An acute observer of the changing details of everyday life, he is an unsurpassed eyewitness chronicler of the daily torments of Nazi Germany

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780375753787
ISBN-10: 0375753788
Format: Paperback
(204mm x 132mm x 31mm)
Pages: 544
Imprint: Modern Library Inc
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Publish Date: 11-Jan-1999
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Victor Klemperer

A professor of Romance languages in Dresden, Victor Klemperer wrote several major works on seventeenth- and eighteenth-century French literature before he was expelled from his post in 1935. He lived through the war in Dresden with his wife, Eva. Klemperer's secret diaries were thought for many years to have been lost or suppressed by the Communist authorities of East Germany, where Klemperer lived after the war. He wife deposited them after his death in 1960 in the Dresden Landesarchiv, where they remained until they were uncovered by Victor Nowojski, a former pupil, who edited and transcribed them for publication in Germany. Their reception there was a national event. The diaries have been translated into twelve languages. About the Translator Martin Chalmers has translated, from the German, books by Hubert Fichte, Hans Magnus Enzensberger, and Erich Fried. He is a frequent contributor to the New Statesman and The Independent, and lives in London.

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