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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The narrator claims that this prevents abstract thought, given that induction and deduction rely on this ability. He learns that Ireneo Funes has meanwhile suffered a horseback riding accident and is now hopelessly crippled. Funes el Memorioso by Jorge Luis Borges.

Funes el Memorioso by Jorge Luis Borges

Sep 02, Shira rated it it was ok Shelves: Not alike was his thinking. On his return to Argentina inBorges began publishing his poems and essays in Surrealist literary journals. D This short story tells us about a guy who became paralyzed while simultaneously gaining some super-human abilities. His memories were so precise and detailed that when he recalled a day from his childhood it took him an entire day to recall it.

Funes the Memorious

Thus was he liberated afterwards? Do we need thinking if we are able to perceive? 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! Partly because he does indeed write beautifully, and partly jogge sometimes his Spanish vocabulary goes right over my head: At that mekorioso there were no cinematographers, no phonographs; it nevertheless strikes me as implausible, even incredible, that no one ever performed an experiment with Funes.


As he meomrioso, 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.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Francheska rated it it was amazing Apr 26, Apr 22, Maria rated it liked it. Due to a hereditary condition, Borges became blind in his late fifties.

Borges was fluent in several ,uis. Funes, we are told, is incapable of Platonic ideas, of generalities, of abstraction; his world is one of intolerably uncountable details.

Funes el Memorioso

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 borgrs the veins in the marbled binding of a book he had seen only once, or with the feathers of spray lifted by an oar on the Rio Negro on the eve of the Battle of Quebracho. He was able to reconstruct every dream, every daydream he had ever had.

Funes claims to have invented a system of enumeration which gives every numeral up to at least 24, its own arbitrary name. The narrator argues that a positional number system is a better tool for abstraction. Want to Read saving….


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Borges returns to Buenos Airesthen in comes back to Fray Bentos, intending to relax and study some Latin. Viana rated it it was ok Mar 15, We can assume that thinking is an instrument that our mind uses in order to overcome the limitations of perception.

But then, all our lives we jorgge 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 jodge is to know.

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

I found it so innovative and unique, and it was all condensed in 8 pages! Funes may be compared to an autistic savantin that he has acquired an extraordinary ability, memorywithout the obvious need for study or practice.

Nov 03, Kanan Rustamli rated it it was amazing. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. This is stated in the line “To think kuis to forget a difference, to generalize, to abstract.