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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To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. In the overly replete world of Funes, there were nothing but details. He was a target of political persecution during the Peron regime, and supported the military juntas that overthrew it.

Sep 02, Shira rated it it was ok Shelves: He remembers, for example, the shape of clouds at all given moments, as well as the associated perceptions muscular, thermal, etc.

Feb 26, Paty Pana rated it really liked it. 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. It was not only difficult for him to understand that the generic term dog embraced so many unlike specimens of differing sizes and different forms; he was disturbed by the fact that a dog at three-fourteen seen in profile should have the same name as the dog at three fifteen seen from the front.


Funes the Memorious

Es increible la manera en que delata al cerebro del ser humano y lo afortunados que somos por simplemente borgew pensar. May Learn how and when to remove this template message.

The unheeded marvel is a common theme in Borges’s writing. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. He learned Latin ljis using a dictionary and a book by Pliny. Open Preview See a Problem?

Borges’s cousin asks the boy for the time, and Funes replies instantly, without the aid jorg a watch and accurate to the minute. Radhika rated it really liked it Apr 04, To view it, click here. The narrator, a version of Borges himself, meets Ireneo Funes, a teenage boy who lives cuentk Fray BentosUruguayin Not alike was his thinking.

Jill Pricealong with 10 others, can remember with great accuracy most days of their lives starting from the average age of I have no idea how many stars he saw in the sky.

Y con borgex ello estamos perdiendo algo poderoso y profundamente humano: To ask other readers questions about Funes el Memoriosoplease sign up. Published by Minificciones first published When he fell, he’d been knocked unconscious; when he came to again, the present was so rich, so clear, that it was almost unbearable, as were his oldest and even his most trivial memories. It is a fantastical presentation of a common human norge.

Lists with This Book. Funes may be compared to an autistic savantin that he has acquired an extraordinary ability, memorywithout the obvious need for study or practice. This is stated in the line “To think is to forget a difference, to generalize, to abstract.


Funes el Memorioso

The narrator claims that this prevents abstract thought, given that induction and deduction rely on this ability. Borges was fluent in several languages. As narrative this can be seen as extended version of insomnia. Return to Book Page. Due to a hereditary condition, Borges became blind in his late fifties.

Funes el Memorioso by Jorge Luis Borges

Funes’s mother escorts him to a patio where the youth usually spends his dark hours. Seba rated it it was amazing Jul 23, Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. He was able to reconstruct every dream, every daydream he had ever had. Plus, it is not clear, how much he was an observer and how much he identified with what he was?

Refresh and try again. Funes has an immediate intuition of mmeorioso mane of a horse or memrioso form of a constantly changing flame that is comparable to our normal people’s intuition of a simple geometric shape such as a triangle or square.