Selected Poems - The Maker, pages 67-113 Summary & Analysis

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The Maker, pages 67-113 Summary

"For Leopoldo Lugones" is a prose poem that commemorates Lugones, an influential poet and novelist is Borges' formative years. In a library, Borges dreams that Lugones liked something the younger poet wrote, although Borges knows that never happened in real life. Another poem about words is "Moon," in which the poet imagines a book of everything that lacks only the moon, which Borges suggests is the essence of everything. "The Maker" is about a man who realizes he is going blind. He recalls being given a dagger by his father to avenge an insult he received, and his first sexual experience with a woman. These memories of war and love make him realize he is destined to write the Odyssey and the Iliad, and the reader understands the man is Homer. "A Yellow Rose" describes how a...

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