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La Forme des jours: pour une poétique du journal personnel (review)

La Forme des jours: pour une poétique du journal personnel (review) 06-Reviews 12/12/06 11:49 AM Page 756 756 Biography 29.4 (Fall 2006) according to Schmolders, the very emblem of the German need to “save face.” ¨ Although one might question whether this slide from the register of moral metaphor (losing and saving “face”) to the literality of Hitler’s face is legiti- mate, it is coherent with what Joachim Fest has diagnosed as a tendency dur- ing the Nazi era to interpret metaphors literally. The only blemishes on the face of this book have been put there by the translator, whose sometimes careless and historically uninformed renderings disturb what otherwise would be purely pleasurable reading. For example, the primary racial ideologue of the fascist era, Hans F. K. Gunther, is sometimes ¨ referred to by his actual name, at others referred to in confusing abridgement as F. K. Gunther (19), and once cited erroneously as Hans F. K. ¨ J¨ unger (50). More egregious is the mistranslation of the German term gleichgeschaltet, which in the context of Nazi ideology means the eradication of potentially independent political institutions or their subsuming under Party organiza- tions, as “synchronized,” a rendering that completely obliterates important implications about the tendency of the Nazi state to http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Biography University of Hawai'I Press

La Forme des jours: pour une poétique du journal personnel (review)

Biography , Volume 29 (4) – Feb 5, 2007

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Copyright © 2006 Biographical Research Center.
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06-Reviews 12/12/06 11:49 AM Page 756 756 Biography 29.4 (Fall 2006) according to Schmolders, the very emblem of the German need to “save face.” ¨ Although one might question whether this slide from the register of moral metaphor (losing and saving “face”) to the literality of Hitler’s face is legiti- mate, it is coherent with what Joachim Fest has diagnosed as a tendency dur- ing the Nazi era to interpret metaphors literally. The only blemishes on the face of this book have been put there by the translator, whose sometimes careless and historically uninformed renderings disturb what otherwise would be purely pleasurable reading. For example, the primary racial ideologue of the fascist era, Hans F. K. Gunther, is sometimes ¨ referred to by his actual name, at others referred to in confusing abridgement as F. K. Gunther (19), and once cited erroneously as Hans F. K. ¨ J¨ unger (50). More egregious is the mistranslation of the German term gleichgeschaltet, which in the context of Nazi ideology means the eradication of potentially independent political institutions or their subsuming under Party organiza- tions, as “synchronized,” a rendering that completely obliterates important implications about the tendency of the Nazi state to

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