TITLE

OPERA BUFFA AND THE DEBUNKING OF U.S. HEGEMONY IN NERUDA'S "LA UNITED FRUIT CO."

AUTHOR(S)
FERNÁNDEZ, CARLOS
PUB. DATE
April 2009
SOURCE
Romance Notes;2009, Vol. 49 Issue 2, p185
SOURCE TYPE
Review
DOC. TYPE
Poetry Review
ABSTRACT
A literary critique is presented of the poem "La United Fruit Co.," by Pablo Neruda, in which he comments on the hegemonic role that the U.S. government and capitalism have played in Latin America. The author considers the poem's link to the Bible and to the economic and cultural issues facing Latin America in the 19th and 20th centuries. The religious significance of the trumpet in the poem is considered, particularly Biblical allusions.
ACCESSION #
53954100

 

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