"The Alien Within": translation into German during the Nazi regime

Kate Sturge

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In a regime obsessed with purity, what place could there be for a literary practice that epitomises hybridity — translation? Examining the discourse on translation in Nazi literary journals, this study shows how foreign literature was viewed through the prism of national identity formation, in terms of the threats or benefits to nationhood which translation might offer. The fortunes of translation under the strictures of censorship are traced with an analysis of official policies and publication patterns, complemented by two detailed case studies of translations from English.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationMünchen (DE)
Number of pages224
ISBN (Print)9783891297711
Publication statusPublished - 2004


  • regime
  • purity
  • translation
  • Nazi literary journals
  • foreign literature
  • national identity
  • national identity formation
  • censorship

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