April 2009
Romance Notes;2009, Vol. 49 Issue 2, p185
Poetry Review
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.


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