Funes the Memorious (Funes el Memorioso). Borges, Jorge Luis The narrator’s initial encounter with Funes, a tough living and working on a. 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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Inhe came to international attention when he received the first International Publishers’ Prize Prix Formentor. But then, all our lives we postpone everything that can be postponed; perhaps we all have the certainty, deep inside, that we are immortal and that sooner or later every man will do everything, know all there is to know.

Es increible la manera en que delata al cerebro del ser humano y lo afortunados que somos por simplemente poder pensar.

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. Thus was he liberated afterwards? Coetzee said memoriozo Borges: The early death of Funes echoes the idea of unfulfilled potential, the wasted miracle of a plainsman with phenomenal abilities who lives and dies in obscurity. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers.

Funes el Memorioso

My friend highly recommended this story to me and I read it and He reasoned or felt that immobility was a small price t “He had lived, he said, for nineteen years as though in a dream: In lieu of five hundred, he would say nine [italicized in original]” The unheeded marvel is a common theme in Borges’s writing. Was Funes the perfect Vipassana practitioner? Sep 02, Shira rated it it was ok Shelves: It is at this point that the saga of Funes luuis memorious begins.


Not alike was his thinking. He remembers, for example, the shape of memoriosi at all given moments, as well as the associated perceptions muscular, thermal, etc.

In mathematical terms, Funes had treated each number as a prime, a unique integer without relation to other unique integers. Which makes reading them pointless for me. Feb 18, Diana Torres rated it it was ok Shelves: I have no idea how many stars he saw in the sky. This is stated in the line “To think is to forget a difference, to generalize, to abstract.

Because “memorious” is a rare word in modern English, some translators opt for this alternate translation.

Refresh and try again. Funes may be compared to an autistic savantin that he has acquired an extraordinary ability, memorywithout the obvious need for study or practice. Lists with This Book. Because Funes can distinguish every physical object at every distinct time of viewing, he has no clear need of generalization or detail-suppression gorges the management of sense impressions.

Unsourced material ouis be challenged and removed. 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”.

He was able to reconstruct every dream, every daydream he had ever had. He learns that Ireneo Funes has meanwhile suffered a horseback riding accident and is now hopelessly crippled. In the overly replete world of Funes there were nothing but details, almost contiguous details. Due to a hereditary condition, Borges became blind in his late fifties. A Little Book about a Vast Memory see this database. memorioxo

Funes was, “let us not forget, almost incapable of general, platonic ideas. Funes’s mother escorts him to a patio where the youth usually spends his dark hours. Funes el Memorioso by Jorge Luis Borges. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.


Although the ending is not a surprise ending, I shall desist from revealing it since there is a touch of irony in it. Y con todo ello estamos perdiendo algo poderoso y profundamente humano: Borges spends the whole night talking to Funes in the dark. 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. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

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Funes sits in a dark mmorioso and goes over the events in his past. Sep 20, Marian Balza rated it memorioos it. This ability seems more like a curse than an actual gift, as the narrator thinks. The only things that could have stayed in his way is that he still tried to rely on the language, and name everything. 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.

Borges was fluent in several languages.

Valentin Eni rated it it was ok Apr 23, Open Preview See a Problem? A poor, ignorant young boy in the outskirts of a small town, he is hopelessly limited in his possibilities, but says Borges his absurd borgges reveal “a certain stammering greatness”. Oct 29, Marietldr rated it really liked it.