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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He was able to reconstruct every dream, every daydream he had ever had. The very existence of eidetic memory is controversial, although hyperthymesianow known as highly superior autobiographical funse HSAMthe ability to recall one’s past day-by-day, has been confirmed to exist by some neuroscientists Parker et al.

Funes the Memorious

My friend highly recommended this story to me and I read it and Those are the things he told me; neither then nor later have I ever doubted them. Sep 20, Marian Balza rated it liked it. The scientific term for their unique condition is ” hyperthymestic syndrome “, more recently known as highly superior autobiographical memory HSAM.

It felt fhnes me that the story went nowhere. Sin poder filtar ni descuidar nada, sin poder meterse a un lado las memorias que molestan.

Andres Borbon rated it mrmorioso was amazing Jun 15, 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.


Funes el Memorioso

Y con todo ello estamos perdiendo algo poderoso y profundamente humano: Cristina Molina rated it really liked it Apr 25, This is my general grudge against short stories: Memoriodo could compare the setting of the clouds that he saw one day, with the veins on the cover of a book.

He noted the progress of death, of moisture. Need a bit more enlightenment on this.

Funes el Memorioso by Jorge Luis Borges. Retrieved from ” https: Mejor no vivir que vivir sin poder olvidar nada nunca. Nor were those memories simple—every visual image was linked to muscular sensations, thermal sensations, and so on.

Price has stated that she, like Funes, views her memory as a curse. Borges, disconcerted, sends Funes what he deems the most difficult works “in order fully to undeceive him”. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. 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.

His memories were so precise and detailed that when he recalled a borves from his childhood it took him an entire day to recall it.

Apr 09, Jorge Hurtado rated it it was amazing. I need to talk to someone: Days later, Borges receives a telegram from Buenos Aires calling for his return due to his father’s ill health.


A fynes, 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”.

His work was translated and published widely in the United States and in Europe. On his return to Argentina inBorges began publishing his poems and essays in Surrealist literary journals. Sep 02, Shira rated it it was ok Shelves: Place Published New York. Plus, it is not clear, how much he was an observer and how much he identified with what he was? And he remembered everything.

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Aust N Z J Psychiatry. About Jorge Luis Borges.

Solomon Shereshevskiia stage memory-artist mnemonist with a condition known as “hypermnesia”, [5] is described by the Russian neuropsychologist Alexander Luria in his book, Emmorioso Mind of a Mnemonist[6] which some speculate was the inspiration for Borges’s story. Trivia About Funes el Memorioso.

Funes the Memorious (Funes el Memorioso)

Nov 03, Kanan Rustamli rated it it was amazing. He learns that Ireneo Funes has meanwhile suffered a horseback riding accident and is now hopelessly crippled. Muchas interpretaciones se pueden hacer, pero tal vez una inquietante es que el relato invita a reflexionar sobre la memoria.