Literatura Mexicana. 2011, Vol. 22 Issue 1, p159-188. 30p.
POETRY (Literary form) and TWENTIETH century
The article analizes the always significant fact that six great Latin American poets have written a poem with identical title, "Arte poética," in not more than fifty years (five of them in a period barely longer than three decades: between 1916 and 1949): Vicente Huidobro, Alfonso Reyes, Pablo Neruda, Manuel Bandeira, Jaime Torres Bodet and Jorge Luis Borges. It proposes that we consider the concept of "Arte poética" as a sub-genre and a function which overrides the 19th century function of precepts. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
POETRY (Literary form) -- History & criticism, TRUMPET, ALLUSIONS, HEGEMONY, and ECONOMICS
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.
CIVILIZATION, WEALTH, POVERTY, DWELLINGS, and SOUTH America
Offers observations on the influence of European culture in South America. Comparison of Pablo Neruda's homes with bird nests; Seaside homes of wealthy South Americans; Poverty in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Presents updates on the music industry of Latin America as of July 2004. Concert of Diego Torres in Buenos Aires, Argentina; Albums that will be released to coincide with the centennial of the birth of Chilean poet and Nobel Prize laureate Pablo Neruda.