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Auster The lunar sun in the labyrinth the Palace of learning

Auster, The lunar sun in the labyrinth the Palace of learning

In the Maker, —a book of conjectures, plots and labyrinths—, Borges rehearses a disturbing notion about the existence of time. The story of the Emperor and his palace is shocking: a poet reads his work in front of the Sovereign, portrays his palace, the materiality between its shadows and details; quote by word and memory. The Emperor is moved: he believes that the poet has taken the palace from him and orders him to be killed immediately.