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Un à-plat

English translation: backdrop

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French term or phrase:Un à-plat
English translation:backdrop
Entered by: David Vaughn
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05:08 Apr 23, 2008
French to English translations [Non-PRO]
Social Sciences - Social Science, Sociology, Ethics, etc.
French term or phrase: Un à-plat
"Une réflexion sur le thème de la résultante des dogmes quels qu’ils soient. L’élimination des différences, le non-respect des autres, l’espace grignoté par un dictat.
Un à-plat des misères, corps laminés par l’impact des balles, cru."

The context is Phobos, fear, phobia, paranoia and the fabrication of fear.
jumpble
unadulterated misery, invariable misery, unrelieved misery
Explanation:
à-plat (or also aplat) can be in a painting for instance an area of uniform colour. In the present case I would see the à-plat des (or "de?") misères as wanting to evoke the uniform side of misery, unrelenting, literally no relief, the bare face of misery. Just an idea!
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4unadulterated misery, invariable misery, unrelieved misery
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unadulterated misery, invariable misery, unrelieved misery


Explanation:
à-plat (or also aplat) can be in a painting for instance an area of uniform colour. In the present case I would see the à-plat des (or "de?") misères as wanting to evoke the uniform side of misery, unrelenting, literally no relief, the bare face of misery. Just an idea!


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Field (specific)Psychology » Social Science, Sociology, Ethics, etc.
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