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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Jprge the overly replete world of Funes there were nothing but details, almost contiguous details. 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. I read this in a Portuguese translation after having it highly recommended by a professor. Sep 30, Carmenza Uribe rated it it was amazing Shelves: Nor were those memories simple—every visual image was linked to muscular sensations, thermal sensations, and so joge.

Funes el Memorioso by Jorge Luis Borges

Nov 03, Kanan Rustamli rated it it was amazing. This is just a rather short story, not a book in itself.

When he fell, he’d been knocked unconscious; when he came to again, the present was so rich, so clear, that it was almost unbearable, as were his oldest and even his most trivial memories. Jill Pricealong with 10 others, can remember with great accuracy most days of their lives starting from the average age of This section needs additional citations for verification. Cristina Molina rated it really liked it Apr 25, Ireneo Funes, the protagonist, after an accident, was bestowed with the absolute memory and the keenest perception.


The narrator claims that this prevents abstract thought, given that induction and deduction rely on this ability. Goodreads helps you keep track lluis books you want to read.

And he remembered everything. 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 He died in Geneva, Switzerland, in The unheeded marvel is a common theme in Borges’s writing. As narrative this can be seen as extended version of insomnia. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers.

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. Borges’s cousin asks the boy for the time, msmorioso Funes replies instantly, without the aid of a watch and accurate to the minute.

But then, all our lives we postpone everything that can be postponed; perhaps we all have the certainty, joorge inside, that we are immortal and that sooner or later every man will do everything, know all there is to know. As he enters, Borges is greeted by Funes’s voice speaking perfect Latin, reciting “the first paragraph of the twenty-fourth chapter of the seventh book of the Historia Naturalis ” by Pliny the Elder.

It was shortly afterward that he learned he was crippled; of that fact he hardly took notice.

In that configuration, however, we would integrate with difficulty in the current society, similar to Sereshevski. Fhnes 26, Paty Pana rated it really liked it. This is my general grudge against short stories: Apr 09, Jorge Hurtado rated it it was amazing. His own face in the mirror, his own hands, surprised him on every occasion… Funes could continuously make out the tranquil advances of corruption, of caries, of fatigue.


Due to a hereditary condition, Borges became blind in his late fifties. Want to Read saving…. 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”.

Borges explores a borgss of topics in the text, such as the need of generalization and abstraction to thought and science. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

Funes el Memorioso

To ask other readers questions about Funes el Memoriosoplease sign up. Those are the things he told me; neither then nor later have I ever doubted them. He was able to reconstruct every dream, every daydream he had ever had.

Need a bit more enlightenment on this. As he packs, he remembers the books and goes to Funes’s house.

Rebekkane rated it really liked it Aug boregs, 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”.