Collected Fictions - The Maker: Part I Summary & Analysis

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The Maker: Part I Summary

The Maker

A man in ancient Greece is going blind. He thinks about when he was a boy and is insulted. His father gives him a knife, and he fights. Now he thinks of writing poems, like the Odyssey.

Dreamtigers

The author dreams of big man-eating Asian tigers, but he never can see them. He only sees little tigers, and wants supernatural tigers.

A Dialogue About a Dialogue

A dialogue about immortality is interrupted by noise. A sharp knife is available nearby. One man asks Macedonio if they should both commit suicide, and then continue the conversation in their spirit forms. The man cannot remember if they commit suicide.

Toenails

Toenails come from the feet but what is their purpose? Perhaps they will keep growing when the author is dead.

Covered Mirrors

The author used to be...

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