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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He also worked as a librarian and public lecturer.

This ability seems more like a curse than an actual gift, as the narrator thinks. The unheeded marvel is a common theme in Borges’s writing. Feb 26, Paty Pana rated it really liked it.

Sin poder filtar ni descuidar memoriodo, sin poder meterse a un lado las memorias que molestan. This section needs additional citations for verification. He finds it very difficult to sleep, since he recalls “every crevice and cuebto moulding of the various houses which [surround] him”. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. Days later, Borges receives a telegram from Buenos Aires calling for his return due to his father’s ill health.

He remembers, for example, the shape of jorgr at all given moments, as well as the associated perceptions muscular, thermal, etc.

Retrieved from ” https: Funes claims to have invented a system of enumeration which gives every numeral up cuenho at least 24, its own arbitrary name. He learns that Ireneo Funes has meanwhile suffered a horseback riding accident and is now hopelessly crippled. Borges himself states the tale is a metaphor for this in the prologue to Artifices. This is just a rather short story, not a book in itself. This page was last edited on 24 Septemberat Inhe came to international attention when he received the first International Publishers’ Prize Prix Formentor.


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!

Funes the Memorious

In the overly replete world of Funes there were nothing but details, almost contiguous details. Views Read Edit View history. D This short story tells us about a guy who became paralyzed while simultaneously gaining some super-human abilities. Nov 03, Kanan Rustamli rated it it was amazing. Sep 30, Carmenza Uribe rated it it was amazing Shelves: Funes, we are told, is incapable of Platonic ideas, of generalities, of abstraction; his world is one of intolerably uncountable details.

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.

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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”. Thanks for telling us about the problem. His work was translated and published widely in the United States and in Europe. He learned Latin immediately using a dictionary and a book by Pliny.

He was not able to generalize, he only saw the particulars, and he thought that each thing should have been named differently, as the dog Soon enough, Borges receives a note from Funes, requesting that the visitor lend him some of his Latin books and a dictionary.

Now his perception and his memory were perfect. Moreover, this lifestyle seems annoying: Funes el Memorioso by Jorge Luis Borges. Apr 22, Maria rated it liked it. Was Funes the perfect Vipassana practitioner? He noted the progress of death, of moisture. Valentin Eni rated it it was ok Apr 23, Did he had the perfect mindfulness?


Feb 18, Diana Torres rated it it was ok Shelves: Further Skywriting on this topic. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. 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. Jun 10, Loops Wuadaloops rated it it was amazing. I read this in a Portuguese translation after having it highly recommended by a professor.

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. I found the story interesting, but not nearly as good as it was jodge to be from the recommendation — now that I think about it, in a very similar manner to the professor who emitted the recommendation.

He reasoned or felt that immobility was a small price to pay. Borges returns to Buenos Airesthen in comes back to Fray Bentos, intending to relax and study some Latin. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. May Learn borgds and when to remove this template message. With perfect perception, like Funes’s, our reasoning becomes unnecessary. Funes enumerates to Borges the cases of jorgw memory cited in the Historia Naturalisand adds that he marvels that those are considered marvellous.