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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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Borges correctly points out to him that this is precisely the opposite of a system of enumeration, but Funes is incapable of such understanding. British-American neurologist and writer Oliver Sacks cites Luria’s book as the inspiration for his own book, Awakeningswhich is dedicated to Luria.

Funes el Memorioso by Jorge Luis Borges

Mejor no vivir que vivir sin poder olvidar nada nunca. His work was translated and published widely in the United States and in Europe. Cristina Molina rated it really cjento it Apr 25, At that time there were no cinematographers, no phonographs; it nevertheless strikes me as implausible, even incredible, that no one ever performed an experiment with Funes.

D This short story tells us about a guy who became paralyzed while simultaneously gaining some super-human abilities. Plus, it is not clear, how much he was an observer and how much he identified with what he was? It is a fantastical presentation of a common human complaint. Inhe came to international attention when he received the first International Publishers’ Prize Prix Formentor.

He was able to reconstruct every dream, every daydream he curnto ever had. Funes enumerates to Borges the cases of prodigious memory cited in the Historia Naturalisand adds that he marvels that those are considered marvellous. It was shortly afterward that he learned he was crippled; of that fact he hardly took notice.


In the overly replete world of Funes, there were nothing but details. Moreover, this lifestyle seems annoying: Books by Jorge Luis Borges. Nor were those memories simple—every visual image was linked to muscular sensations, thermal sensations, and so on.

This short story is brilliant! Viana rated it it was ok Mar 15, 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 borhes. And he remembered everything. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

Did he had the perfect mindfulness?

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. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Apr 23, Cristian rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: 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! The narrator claims that this prevents abstract thought, given that induction and deduction rely on this ability.

Because Funes can distinguish every physical object at every distinct time of viewing, he has no clear need of generalization or detail-suppression for the management of sense impressions. I read this in a Portuguese translation after having it highly recommended by a professor. Thus was he liberated afterwards?

He noted the progress of death, of moisture. Those are the things he told me; neither then nor later have I ever doubted them. He remembers, for example, the shape of clouds at all given moments, as well as the associated perceptions muscular, thermal, etc. So generally I avoid short stories, but this one I’ve read to make progress with my Spanish.

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When he fell, he’d been knocked unconscious; when he came to again, the present was so rich, so clear, that memoriioso was almost unbearable, as were his oldest and even his most trivial memories. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Seba rated it it was amazing Jul 23, In that configuration, however, we would integrate with difficulty in the current society, similar to Sereshevski.


He finds it very difficult to sleep, since he recalls “every crevice and every moulding of the various houses which [surround] him”. May Learn how and when to remove this template message.

I kind of didn’t get what the point of it was With one quick look, you and I perceive three wineglasses on a table; Funes perceived every grape that had been pressed into the wine and all the stalks and tendrils of its vineyard.

Y con todo ello estamos perdiendo algo poderoso y profundamente humano: He died in Geneva, Switzerland, in The Mind of a Mnemonist”. I found the story interesting, but not nearly as good as it was supposed to be from the recommendation — now that I think about it, in a very similar manner to the professor who emitted the recommendation.

Need a bit more enlightenment on this. He learned Latin immediately using a dictionary and a book by Pliny.

Funes the Memorious

Oct 29, Marietldr rated it really liked it. Feb 26, Paty Pana rated it really liked it. Radhika rated it really liked it Apr 04, Sep 20, Marian Balza rated memoriosp liked it.

Apr 09, Jorge Hurtado rated it it was amazing. Funes claims to have invented a system of enumeration which gives every numeral up to at least 24, its own arbitrary name. Coetzee said of Borges: