Del compadrito mágico de mi cuento cabe afirmar que es un pre cursor de los ” Funes el memorioso”; a study in the subject of literary influence; an exercise in . Only Jorge Luis Borges, the acclaimed master of metaphysical brevity, can. The situation of Jorge Luis Borges is, however, quite different. Like Sar- tre, Borges in the cuento, “Funes el memorioso”2 () from Ficciones. This story is. Buy Cuentos completos (Spanish Edition): Read 12 Kindle Store Reviews –

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The narrator claims that this prevents abstract thought, given that induction and deduction rely on this ability.

Those are the things he told me; neither then nor later have I ever doubted them. Funes thinks he’s intelligent by remembering his memories when he actually isn’t because their is no real thoughts and arguments running though his mind. Need a bit more enlightenment on this.

Funes el Memorioso by Jorge Luis Borges

Lu rated it liked it Oct 09, The real-life case of Daniel Tammet b. It is a fantastical presentation of a common human complaint. At that time there were no cinematographers, no phonographs; it nevertheless strikes me as implausible, even incredible, that no one ever performed an experiment with Bores.

Funes enumerates to Borges the cases of prodigious memory cited in the Historia Naturalisand adds that he marvels that those are considered marvellous. When dawn reveals Funes’s face, only 19 years old, Borges sees him “as monumental as bronze, more ancient than Egypt, anterior to the prophecies and the pyramids”.

Oct 29, Marietldr rated it really liked it. Soon enough, Borges receives a note from Funes, requesting that the visitor lend him some of his Latin books and a dictionary.

Funes’s mother escorts him to a patio where the youth usually spends his dark hours. Borges’s fiction reads like a magic incantation. It was shortly afterward that he learned he was crippled; of that fact he hardly took notice. Feb 18, Diana Torres rated it it was ok Shelves: To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.


Funes el Memorioso

Sep 30, Carmenza Uribe rated it it was amazing Shelves: Coetzee said of Borges: So generally I avoid short stories, but this one I’ve read to make progress with my Spanish. De la magia de la pluma de Borges surge este impactante cuento que narra la vida de Ireneo Funes, quien posee el poder de la memoria perfecta: To ask other readers questions about Funes el Memoriosoplease sign up.

To view it, click here. This is stated in the line “To think is to forget a difference, to fuunes, to abstract. He learned Latin immediately using a dictionary and a book by Pliny.

He was a target of political persecution during the Peron regime, and supported the military juntas that overthrew it.

The whole idea of Ireneo suffering even due to having exact memories of his own different grimaces, and consequently not even recognising himself whenever he stared in the mirror gave me chills! When he fell, he’d been knocked unconscious; when he came to again, the present was so rich, so clear, that it was almost unbearable, as were his oldest and even his most trivial memories. Borges returns to Buenos Airesthen in comes back to Fray Bentos, intending to relax and study some Latin.

Return to Book Page. He reasoned or felt that immobility was a small price to pay. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Valentin Eni rated it it was ok Apr 23, Funes may be compared to an autistic savantin that he has acquired an extraordinary ability, memorywithout the obvious need for study or practice. I have no idea how many stars he saw in the sky. The scientific term for their unique condition is ” hyperthymestic syndrome “, more recently known as highly superior autobiographical memory HSAM.


Apr 22, Maria rated it liked it.

A poor, ignorant young boy in the outskirts of a small town, he is hopelessly limited in his possibilities, but says Borges his absurd projects reveal “a certain stammering greatness”.

O Funes is so lost due to his ability to remember each and every detail of his life and this short story had me freaking like no other read has ever had Trivia About Funes ep Memorioso.

As he enters, Borges is greeted by Funes’s voice speaking perfect Latin, reciting “the first paragraph of the twenty-fourth chapter of the seventh book of the Historia Naturalis ” by Pliny the Elder. With one quick look, you and I perceive three wineglasses on a table; Funes perceived every grape that had been pressed into the wine and all the stalks and tendrils of its vineyard.

Funes el Memorioso by Jorge Luis Borges. Apr 23, Cristian rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: I read this in a Portuguese translation after having it highly recommended by a professor. In that configuration, however, we would integrate with difficulty in the current society, similar to Sereshevski. Borges shows how it would be to live remembering every details in your life without living anymore.

Because “memorious” is a rare word in modern English, some translators opt for this alternate translation. With perfect perception, like Funes’s, our reasoning becomes unnecessary. And he remembered everything.