My high school senior year English teacher was kind of an odd fellow, though I now believe he relished (and even cultivated) the “wacky. 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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Funes the Memorious – Wikipedia

In that configuration, however, we would integrate with difficulty in the current society, similar to Sereshevski. Andres Borbon rated it it was amazing Jun 15, Funes did not understand me, or did not wish to understand me” This short story is brilliant! I said that to say three hundred and sixty-five was to say three hundreds, six tens, five units: Jun 10, Loops Wuadaloops rated it it was amazing.

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 lifted by an oar on the Rio Negro on the eve of the Battle of Quebracho.

His memories were visceral, as they were link to his body sensations. Books by Jorge Luis Borges.

MathFiction: Funes el Memorioso [Funes, His Memory] (Jorge Luis Borges)

I kind of luiw get what the point of it was 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 memorisoo other read has ever had By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.


His own face in the mirror, his own hands, surprised him on every occasion… Funes could continuously make out the tranquil advances of corruption, of caries, of fatigue. In the overly replete world of Funes there were nothing but details, almost contiguous details.

Sin poder filtar ni descuidar nada, sin poder meterse a un lado las memorias que molestan. Apr 22, Maria rated it liked it. Refresh and try again.

We can assume that thinking mrmorioso an instrument that our mind uses in order to overcome jogge limitations of perception. 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 jlrge Articles with Russian-language external links Articles needing additional references from May All articles needing additional references.

Radhika rated it really liked it Apr 04, This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. Borges’s cousin asks the boy for the time, and Funes replies instantly, without the aid of a watch and accurate to the minute. Short StoriesAvailable Free Online.

Jill Pricealong with 10 others, can remember with great accuracy most days of their lives starting from the average age of Funes el Memorioso [Funes, His Memory] In order to pass the time, Funes has engaged in projects such as reconstructing a full day’s worth of past memories an effort which, he finds, takes him another full dayand constructing a “system of enumeration” that gives each number a different, arbitrary name.


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Days later, Borges receives e telegram from Buenos Aires calling for his return due to his father’s ill health. Nor were those memories simple—every visual image was linked to muscular sensations, thermal sensations, and so on. To think is to forget a difference, to generalize, to abstract.

Funes the Memorious

Apr 23, Cristian rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Funes may be compared to an autistic savantin that he has acquired an extraordinary ability, memorymemoroiso the obvious need for study or practice.

Seba rated it it was amazing Jul 23, The only things that could have stayed in his way is that he still tried to rely on the language, and name everything.

He could compare the setting of the clouds that he saw one day, with the veins on the cover of a book. 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”. Borges’s funess reads like a magic incantation. This is just a rather short story, not a book in itself.

borgse Muchas interpretaciones se pueden hacer, pero tal vez una inquietante es que el relato invita a reflexionar sobre la memoria. Trivia About Funes el Memorioso. Further Skywriting on this topic.