Jorge Luis Borges. FUNES THE MEMORIOUS. I remember him (I have no right to utter this sacred verb, only one man on earth had that right and he is dead). My high school senior year English teacher was kind of an odd fellow, though I now believe he relished (and even cultivated) the “wacky. 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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Place Published New York. Lu rated it liked it Oct 09, He reasoned or felt that immobility was a small price to pay. Jun 10, Bores Wuadaloops rated it it was amazing.

Funes the Memorious (Funes el Memorioso)

D This short story tells us about a guy who became paralyzed while simultaneously gaining some super-human abilities. Looking at a forest, he noticed each and every leaf, looking at a face, he noticed each and every nuance and movement.

Retrieved from ” https: He learned Latin immediately using a dictionary and a book by Pliny. For Funes, with only these texts and a dictionary, has learned Latin and memorized the texts. It was not only difficult for him to understand that the generic term dog [italicized in original] embraced so many unlike specimens of differing sizes and different forms; he was disturbed by the fact that a dog at three-fourteen seen in profile should have the same name as the dog at three-fifteen seen from the front ” 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.


To view it, click here. Cristina Molina rated it really liked it Apr 25, I read this in a Portuguese translation after having it highly recommended by a professor.

This is my general grudge against short stories: So generally I avoid short stories, but this one I’ve read to make progress with my Spanish. This page was last edited on 24 Septemberat Seba rated it it was amazing Jul 23, Days later, Borges receives a telegram from Buenos Aires calling for his return due to his father’s ill health. Feb 18, Diana Torres rated it it was ok Shelves: Which makes reading them pointless for me.

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: Borges himself states the tale is a metaphor for this in the prologue to Artifices. He noted the progress of death, of moisture.

The Mind of a Mnemonist”. My friend highly recommended this story to me and I read it and This is just a rather short story, not a book in itself.

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This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. The unheeded marvel is a common theme in Borges’s writing.

Borges explores a variety of topics in the text, such as the need of generalization and abstraction to thought and science. His own face in the mirror, his own hands, surprised him on every occasion… Funes could continuously make out the tranquil advances of joege, of caries, of fatigue.

Funes was, “let us not forget, almost incapable of general, platonic ideas. Lists with This Book. By using this site, you agree to borged Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.


Funes, we are told, is incapable of Platonic ideas, of generalities, of abstraction; his world is one funrs intolerably uncountable details. Viana rated it it was ok Mar 15, se Borges spends the whole night talking to Funes in the dark. About Jorge Luis Borges. Later, when the narrator inquired what had become of Funes, he was told that the latter “had been thrown by a wild horse at the San Francisco ranch, and that he been hopelessly crippled” From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

He reasoned or felt that immobility was a small price t “He had lived, he said, for nineteen years as though in a dream: 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 saving…. The consequences for Funes of his precise memory are interesting, particularly when one considers that experiment of nature that A.

Borges’s fiction reads like a magic funew.

Funes the Memorious

Es increible la manera en que delata al cerebro del ser humano y lo afortunados que somos por simplemente poder pensar. On his return to Argentina inBorges began publishing his poems and essays in Surrealist literary journals. He learns that Ireneo Funes has meanwhile suffered a horseback riding accident and is now hopelessly crippled.