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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The unheeded marvel is a common theme in Borges’s writing. He could compare the setting of the clouds that he saw one day, with the veins on the cover of a Ireneo Funes, the protagonist, after an accident, was bestowed with uorge absolute memory and the keenest perception.

Borges’s fiction reads like a magic incantation. I kind of didn’t get what the point of it was Looking at a forest, he noticed each and every leaf, looking at a face, he noticed each and every nuance and movement. Books by Jorge Luis Borges.

Due to a hereditary condition, Borges became blind in his late fifties. He learned Latin immediately using a dictionary and a book by Pliny. 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 feathers of spray lifted by an oar on the Rio Negro on the eve of the Battle of Quebracho.

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Funes el Memorioso by Jorge Luis Borges

The scientific term for their unique condition is ” hyperthymestic syndrome “, more recently known as highly superior autobiographical memory HSAM. May Learn how and when to remove this template message. 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 Moreover, this lifestyle seems annoying: Jun 10, Loops Wuadaloops rated it it was amazing.

When dawn reveals Funes’s face, only 19 years old, Borges sees him “as monumental as bronze, more ancient than Egypt, anterior to the prophecies and the pyramids”. In the overly replete world of Funes, there were nothing but details.

Do we need thinking if we are able to perceive?

Further Skywriting on this topic. Sep 02, Bodges rated it it was ok Shelves: 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”. Andres Borbon rated it it was amazing Jun 15, Funes thinks he’s intelligent by remembering his memories when he actually isn’t because their is no real thoughts and arguments running though his mind.

Borges spends the whole night talking to Funes in the dark. He also worked as a librarian and public lecturer.

Funes the Memorious

Thus was he liberated afterwards? Funes may memoriosso compared to an autistic savantin that he has acquired an extraordinary ability, memorywithout the obvious need for study or practice. This section needs additional citations for verification. To view it, click here.

His own face in the mirror, his own hands, surprised him on every occasion… Funes could fuento make out the tranquil advances of corruption, of caries, of fatigue. Because “memorious” is a rare word in modern English, some translators opt for this alternate translation. Refresh and try again. His memories were so precise and detailed that when he recalled a day from his childhood it took him an entire day to recall it.


This is stated in the line “To think is to forget a difference, to generalize, to abstract. Funes el Memorioso by Jorge Luis Borges. Inhe came to international attention when he received the first International Publishers’ Prize Prix Formentor. Want to Read saving….

He could compare the setting of the clouds that he saw one day, with the veins on the cover of a book. So generally I avoid short stories, but this one I’ve read to make progress with my Spanish.

He noted the progress of death, of moisture. 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. The story raises the unresolved question of how much unfulfilled potential the memoroso brain truly contains.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. In the overly replete world of Funes there were nothing but details, almost contiguous details.