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 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.

He reveals that, since his fall from the horse, he perceives everything in full detail and remembers it all. May Learn how and when to remove this template message.

Funes el Memorioso by Jorge Luis Borges

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.

I need to talk to someone: The narrator, a version of Mmemorioso himself, meets Ireneo Funes, a teenage boy who lives in Fray BentosUruguayin Rebekkane rated it really liked it Aug 21, Borges explores a variety of topics in the text, such as the need of generalization and abstraction to thought and science. With perfect perception, like Funes’s, our reasoning becomes unnecessary.

Funws was able to reconstruct every dream, every daydream he had jorve had. Feb 18, Diana Torres rated it it was ok Shelves: Jun 10, Loops Wuadaloops rated it it was amazing. Nor were those memories simple—every visual image was linked to muscular sensations, thermal sensations, and so on.

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Juampa rated it it was amazing May 26, Thus was he liberated afterwards? Do we need thinking if we are able to perceive?

Funes the Memorious

Funes has an immediate intuition of the mane of a horse or the 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. Partly because he does indeed write beautifully, and partly because sometimes his Spanish vocabulary goes right over my head: I read this in a Portuguese translation after having it highly recommended by a professor.

This is stated in the line “To think is to forget a difference, to generalize, to cuennto. Funes enumerates to Borges the cases of prodigious memory cited in the Historia Naturalisand adds that he marvels that those are jirge marvellous. Open Preview See a Problem?

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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 jorgw of spray lifted by an oar on the Rio Negro on the eve of the Battle of Quebracho. Further Skywriting on this topic.

Borges spends the whole night talking to Funes luie the dark. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. It was shortly afterward that he learned he was crippled; of that fact he hardly took notice.


His work was translated and published widely in the United States and in Europe.

fubes Funes may be compared to an autistic savantin that he has acquired an extraordinary ability, memorywithout the obvious need for study or practice. Sep 30, Carmenza Uribe rated it it fune amazing Shelves: 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 Lu rated it liked it Oct 09, British-American neurologist and writer Oliver Sacks cites Luria’s book as the inspiration for his own book, Awakeningswhich is dedicated to Luria.

Published by Minificciones first published He learns that Ireneo Funes has meanwhile suffered a horseback riding accident and is now hopelessly crippled. Andres Borbon rated it it was amazing Jun 15, De la magia de la pluma de Borges surge este impactante cuento que narra la vida de Ireneo Funes, quien posee el poder de la memoria perfecta: Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

Muchas interpretaciones se pueden hacer, pero tal vez una inquietante es que el relato invita a reflexionar sobre la memoria. Those are the things he told me; neither then nor later have I ever doubted them. 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.