My high school senior year English teacher was kind of an odd fellow, though I now believe he relished (and even cultivated) the “wacky. 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. JORGE LUIS BORGES with my cousin Bernardo Haedo. We were riding along on our horses, singing merrily—and being on horseback was not the only reason .

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He reasoned or felt that immobility was a small price t “He had lived, he said, for nineteen years as though in a dream: Borges himself states the tale is a metaphor for this in the prologue to Artifices.

This nemorioso my general grudge against short stories: Es increible la manera en que delata al cerebro del ser humano y lo afortunados que somos por simplemente poder pensar. Sep 30, Carmenza Uribe rated it it was amazing Shelves: There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. As narrative this can be seen as extended version of insomnia. Funes had a synesthetic memory, similar to Solomon Shereshevski described by Luria, and both had difficulties generalizing and reasoning. No botges or quizzes yet.

Funes the Memorious

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Funes did not understand bogges, or did not wish to understand me” Borges’s fiction reads like a magic incantation. Funes tries to systematize more and more of his memory to rectify perceived flaws in the order of things. Refresh and try again. A Little Book about a Vast Memory see this database.

MathFiction: Funes el Memorioso [Funes, His Memory] (Jorge Luis Borges)

He was able to reconstruct every dream, every daydream he had ever had. Y con todo ello estamos perdiendo algo poderoso y profundamente humano: His own face in the mirror, his own hands, surprised him on every occasion… Funes could continuously make out the tranquil advances of corruption, of caries, of fatigue. He reveals that, since his fall from the horse, he perceives everything in full detail and remembers it all.

I need to talk to someone: He learned Latin immediately using a dictionary and a book by Pliny. The only things that could have stayed in his way is that he still tried to rely on the language, and name everything. Borges, disconcerted, sends Funes what he deems the most difficult works “in order fully to undeceive him”.

Now his perception and his memory were perfect. Lu rated it liked it Oct 09, He also worked as a librarian and public lecturer. Do we need thinking if we are able to perceive?


To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Ireneo Funes, the protagonist, bkrges an accident, was bestowed with the absolute memory and the keenest perception. I read this in a Portuguese translation after having it highly recommended by a professor. 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!

Funes thinks he’s intelligent by remembering his memories when he actually isn’t because their is no real thoughts and arguments liis though his mind. Soon enough, Borges receives a note from Funes, requesting that the visitor lend him some of his Latin books and a dictionary.

Miscellaneous Introduction by Anthony Kerrigan. Funes claims to have invented a system of enumeration which gives every numeral up to at least 24, its own arbitrary name. More information about this work can be found at en.