Revista chilena de literatura
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MULLER, Brenda. EDÉN PATAGÓNICO, UNA LECTURA DEL ESPACIO EN LA ESPADA ENCENDIDA. Rev. chil. lit. [online]. 2011, n.79, pp. 109-125. ISSN 0718-2295. doi: 10.4067/S0718-22952011000200006.
When reading La espada encendida, attention focuses on the grandeur of the inner world described in the fable. The physical territory is none other than the vast Chilean Patagonia, which is related to the biblical Garden of Adam and Eve. Instead of concentrating on the physical space, emphasis is given to the poetic sense that Neruda attempted to give to this region. In doing so, we could better explain why the poet chose this remote and wild area, perhaps as a starting point to formulate a new world development that deviates from the Christian paradigm of the world's foundation.
Keywords : South; Chilean Patagonia; Eden; uninhabited and non-consecrated space.