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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Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. He was able to reconstruct every dream, every daydream he had ever had.

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Solomon Shereshevskiia stage memory-artist mnemonist with a condition known as “hypermnesia”, [5] is described by the Russian neuropsychologist Alexander Luria in his book, The Mind of a Mnemonist[6] which some speculate was the inspiration for Borges’s story.

Francheska rated it it was amazing Apr 26, This ability seems more like a curse than an actual gift, as the narrator thinks. Feb 26, Paty Pana vunes it really liked it. It felt to me that the story went nowhere.

Funes el Memorioso by Jorge Luis Borges

Borges was fluent in several languages. Books by Jorge Luis Borges.

He learns that Ireneo Funes has meanwhile suffered a horseback riding accident and is now hopelessly crippled. Juampa rated it it was amazing Korge 26, He reasoned or felt that immobility was a small luid t “He had lived, he said, for nineteen years as though in a dream: Funes, we are told, is incapable of Platonic ideas, of generalities, of abstraction; his world is one of intolerably uncountable details.

Funes’s mother escorts him to a patio where the youth usually spends his dark hours.

I kind of didn’t get what the point of it was I have no idea how many stars he saw in the sky. Aust N Z J Psychiatry. He learned Latin immediately using a dictionary and a book by Pliny.


To think is to forget a difference, to generalize, to abstract. Nor were those memories simple—every visual image was linked to muscular sensations, thermal sensations, and so on. Because Funes can distinguish every physical object at memorjoso distinct time of viewing, he has no clear need of generalization or detail-suppression for the management of sense impressions.

Funes el Memorioso

All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from August All articles with dead external links Articles with dead external links from January Articles with permanently dead external links Articles with Russian-language external links Articles needing additional references from May All articles needing additional references. 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”.

Inhis family moved to Switzerland where he attended school and traveled to Spain. This section needs additional citations for verification.

Borges’s cousin asks the boy for the time, and Funes replies instantly, without the aid of a watch and accurate to the minute. 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.

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

Radhika rated it really liked it Ouis 04, 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 The unheeded marvel is a common theme in Borges’s writing. Open Preview See a Problem?

About Jorge Luis Borges. The narrator mentions that Locke postulated then rejected an impossible idiom “in which each individual thing, each stone, each bird and each branch would have its own name; Funes once projected an analogous language, but discarded it because it seemed too general to him, too ambiguous” [4] since it did not take time into account: Borges correctly points out to him that this is precisely the opposite of a system of enumeration, but Funes is incapable of such understanding.


He reasoned or felt that immobility was a small price to pay. 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: Funes enumerates to Borges the cases of prodigious memory cited in the Historia Naturalisand adds that he marvels that those are considered marvellous.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Feb 18, Diana Torres rated it it was ok Shelves: 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 Funes. Want to Read saving…. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. My friend highly recommended this story to me and I read it and He could compare the setting of the clouds that he saw one day, with the veins on the cover of a Ireneo Funes, the protagonist, after an accident, was bestowed with the absolute memory and the keenest perception.

Apr 09, Jorge Hurtado rated it it was amazing. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. The narrator argues that a positional number system is a better tool for abstraction. Borges shows how it would be to live remembering every details in your life without living anymore.