English translation: The central theme of this work is reconnecting with the motherlode of great ...
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03:48 Aug 30, 2000
French to English translations [PRO] Art/Literary
French term or phrase:la veine
Telle est la question centrale de cet ouvrage, qui renoue avec la veine des grandes sommes économiques des siècles passés.
How would you translate la veine here?
Explanation: I agree with nikscot. The word "vein" preserves the same meaning as the French sentence. The idea is that of a "thought lode" that one follows. For instance "veine poetique" would be translated by "poetic vein".