Selected Poems Setting & Symbolism

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Buenos Airesappears in the entire book

Buenos Aires is the Argentine city in which Borges spent much of his life. It features in a great many of his poems.

Palermoappears in San Martin Copybook, For Six Strings

Palermo is a neighborhood in Buenos Aires where Borges grew up and had many elemental experiences described in his poems.

Genevaappears in The History of the Night, Los Conjurados

Geneva is the city in Switzerland where Borges spent a good deal of time, and where he died.

Texasappears in The Self and the Other, The Iron Coin, Los Conjurados

Texas is mentioned fairly often in the poetry of Borges. He first visited there in the 1960s and seems to regard the state as quintessentially North American.

Rome and Carthageappears in The Self and the Other, In Praise of Darkness, the Limit

Rome and Carthage, the ancient cities, are usually mentioned together...

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