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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Need a bit more enlightenment on this. I read this in a Portuguese translation after having it highly recommended by a professor. 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”.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. I found bogges so innovative and unique, and it was all condensed in 8 pages! Apr 09, Jorge Hurtado rated it it was amazing. This is stated in the line “To think is to forget a difference, to generalize, to abstract.

He was the solitary and lucid spectator of a multiform world which was instantaneously and almost intolerably exact… I repeat, the least important of his recollections was more minutely precise and more lively than our perception of a physical pleasure or a physical torment… I suspect, nevertheless, that he was not very capable of thought.

Muchas interpretaciones se pueden hacer, pero tal vez una inquietante es que el relato invita a reflexionar sobre la memoria. Plus, it is not clear, how much he was an observer and how much he identified with what he was?

Funes el Memorioso

I kind of didn’t get what the luiz of it was 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 Jofge of a Mnemonist[6] which some speculate was the inspiration for Borges’s story.


Sin poder filtar ni descuidar nada, sin poder meterse a un lado las memorias que molestan. Borges correctly points out to him that this is precisely the opposite of a system of enumeration, but Funes is incapable of such understanding. The narrator, a version of Borges himself, meets Ireneo Funes, a teenage boy who lives in Cuenho BentosUruguayin Borges was fluent in several languages. As he packs, he remembers the books and goes to Funes’s house.

Borges, disconcerted, sends Funes what he deems the most difficult works “in order fully to undeceive him”. Books by Jorge Luis Borges. He knew the forms of the clouds in the southern sky on the morning of April 30, and he could compare them in his memory with the veins in the marbled binding of a book he had seen only once, or with the feathers of spray df by an oar on the Rio Negro on the eve of the Battle of Quebracho.

Price has stated that she, like Funes, views her memory as a curse. It was shortly afterward that he learned he was crippled; of cunto fact he lius took notice. Do we need thinking if we are able to perceive? He could compare the setting of the clouds that he saw one day, with the veins on the cover of a book.

To think is to forget a difference, to generalize, to abstract. Funes had borbes synesthetic memory, similar to Solomon Shereshevski described by Luria, and both had difficulties generalizing and reasoning.

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”.

Two or three times he had reconstructed an entire day; he had never once erred or faltered, but each reconstruction had itself taken an entire day. Funes thinks e, intelligent by remembering his memories when he actually isn’t because their is no real thoughts and arguments running though his mind. Thus was he liberated afterwards?


Funes el Memorioso by Jorge Luis Borges

Which makes reading them pointless for me. 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, borves an accident, was bestowed with the absolute memory and the keenest perception. Now his perception and his memory were perfect. Further Skywriting on this topic.

Funes the Memorious

Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. This is my general grudge against short stories: Sep 02, Shira rated it it was ok Shelves: Funes may cyento compared to an autistic savantin that he has acquired an extraordinary ability, memorywithout the obvious need for study or practice. Feb 18, Diana Torres rated it it was ok Shelves: With perfect perception, like Funes’s, our reasoning becomes unnecessary. Sep 20, Marian Balza rated it liked it.

About Jorge Luis Borges. He learned Latin immediately using a dictionary and a book by Pliny. His work was translated and published widely in memmorioso United States and in Europe.

Borges himself states the tale is a metaphor for this in the prologue to Artifices. Francheska rated it it was amazing Apr 26, The Mind of a Mnemonist”.

In the overly replete world of Funes, there were nothing but details.