Memory and Meaning: Borges and “Funes el memorioso”. HENRY L SHAPIRO. There are, of course, in spite of Borges y yo, far more than two such homonyms. Funes the Memorious (Funes el Memorioso). Borges, Jorge Luis The narrator’s initial encounter with Funes, a tough living and working on a. My high school senior year English teacher was kind of an odd fellow, though I now believe he relished (and even cultivated) the “wacky.

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Funes el Memorioso

He finds it very difficult to sleep, since he recalls “every crevice and every moulding of the various houses which [surround] him”. Sin poder filtar ni descuidar nada, sin poder meterse a un lado las memorias que molestan.

Andres Borbon rated it it was amazing Jun 15, Looking at a forest, he noticed each and every leaf, looking at a face, he noticed each and every nuance and movement. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

Funes the Memorious

I need to talk to someone: Commentary The consequences for Funes of his precise memory are interesting, particularly when one considers that experiment of nature that A. Borges’s cousin asks the memrioso for the time, and Funes replies instantly, without the aid of a watch and accurate to the minute.


Two or three times he had reconstructed an entire day; he had never once erred or faltered, but each reconstruction had itself taken an entire day.

Francheska rated it it was amazing Apr 26, Retrieved from ” https: Valentin Eni rated it it was ok Apr 23, He learns that Ireneo Funes has meanwhile suffered a horseback riding accident and is now hopelessly crippled. His memory is so precise, so individual in detail that he develops a unique numbering system and that funess a very few days he had gone beyond twenty-four thousand” In mathematical terms, Funes had treated each number as a prime, a unique integer without relation to other unique integers.

This is my general grudge against short stories: The only things that could have stayed in his way is that he still tried to rely on the language, and name everything.

The Mind of a Mnemonist”. In that configuration, however, we would integrate with difficulty in the current society, similar to Sereshevski.

Borges, disconcerted, sends Funes what he deems the most difficult works “in order fully to undeceive him”. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers.

Funes the Memorious – Wikipedia

Funes el Memorioso by Jorge Luis Borges. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Seba rated it it was amazing Jul 23, For Funes, with only these texts and a dictionary, has learned Latin and memorized the texts. About Jorge Luis Borges. Was Funes the perfect Vipassana practitioner?


Aust N Z J Psychiatry. Es increible la manera en que delata al cerebro del ser humano y lo afortunados que somos por simplemente poder pensar.

This page was last edited on 24 Septemberat My friend highly recommended this story to me and I read it and Muchas interpretaciones se pueden hacer, pero tal vez una inquietante es que el relato invita a reflexionar sobre la memoria. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Due to ffunes hereditary condition, Borges became blind in his late fifties. 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 funse who emitted the recommendation.

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