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Thames

Index: El Títere, Para las seis cuerdas, OC,Obras completas. Buenos Aires: Emecé, 1974. 964. El indigno, El informe de Brodie, OC,Obras completas. Buenos Aires: Emecé, 1974. 1030. Juan Muraña, El informe de Brodie, OC,Obras completas. Buenos Aires: Emecé, 1974. 1044, 1045. ¿Recuerda usted quién le enseñó las primeras letras?, TR2,Textos recobrados 1930-1955. Buenos Aires: Emecé, 2001. 19.
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street in Buenos Aires

Fishburn and Hughes: A street in Buenos Aires running from Villa Crespo to Palermo. Thames no longer intersects with Triunvirato: by mentioning 'the corner' of these two streets, Borges is evoking the Palermo of his youth. Allusion to this corner of old Buenos Aires, which has long disappeared, conjures up the life of hoodlums and petty criminals nostalgically recalled in Borges's collection of poems Para las seis cuerdas (For the Guitar). In 'The Puppet' a pimp meets his fate: 

Un balazo lo tumbó

En Thames y Triunvirato;

Se mudó a un barrio vecino,

En la Quinta del Ñato.

A pistol shot brought him down on the corner of Thames and Triunvirato; he moved to a new neighbourhood, the cemetery, called Quinta del Ñato. (Trans. Anthony Edkins) Unworthy