Revista chilena de literatura
versión ISSN 0718-2295
MORALES T, Leonidas. GABRIELA MISTRAL: RECADOS DE LA ALDEA. Rev. chil. lit. [online]. 2011, n.80, pp. 203-222. ISSN 0718-2295. doi: 10.4067/S0718-22952011000300011.
This essay examines one of the genres of orality in Gabriela Mistral, the "recado", and the nature of its social Christianity, both of which lead us to her vision of the village that merges biographical memory along with biblical images and values. From this standpoint, the essay analyses Mistral's critique of modern everyday Chilean life to finally determine a criticism of the policies set by Republican governments to deal with the Mapuche people, policies which bespeak of repression and destruction of the indigenous village, akin to Mistral's childhood village.
Palabras clave : recado; Christianity; village; criticism.