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My high school senior year English teacher was kind of an odd fellow, though I now believe he relished (and even cultivated) the “wacky. 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. JORGE LUIS BORGES with my cousin Bernardo Haedo. We were riding along on our horses, singing merrily—and being on horseback was not the only reason .

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Funes el Memorioso by Jorge Luis Borges

Funes el Memorioso by Jorge Luis Borges. This short story is brilliant!

Later he memorioos his extravagant principle to the other numbers. It felt to me that the story went nowhere. 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.

Jun 10, Loops Wuadaloops rated it it was amazing.

This is my general grudge against short stories: Funes has an immediate intuition of the mane of a horse or the form of a constantly changing flame that is comparable to our normal people’s intuition of a simple geometric shape such as a triangle or square. My friend highly recommended this story to me and I read it and Francheska rated it it was amazing Apr 26, Muchas interpretaciones se pueden hacer, pero tal vez una inquietante es que el relato invita a reflexionar sobre la memoria.

The unheeded marvel is a common theme in Borges’s writing. As narrative this can be seen as extended version of insomnia. Partly because he does indeed write beautifully, and partly because sometimes his Spanish vocabulary goes right over my head: Published by Minificciones first published He learned Latin immediately using a dictionary and a book by Pliny. The early death of Funes echoes the idea of unfulfilled potential, the wasted miracle of a plainsman with phenomenal abilities who lives and dies in obscurity.


Jill Pricealong with 10 others, can remember with great accuracy most days of their lives starting from the average age of Trivia About Funes el Memorioso.

Aust N Z J Psychiatry. Borges’s fiction reads like a magic incantation.

Funes the Memorious

The scientific term for their unique condition is ” hyperthymestic syndrome “, more recently known as highly superior autobiographical memory HSAM.

I read this in a Portuguese translation after having it highly recommended by a professor. In lieu of five hundred, he would say nine.

The narrator claims that this prevents abstract thought, given that induction and deduction rely on this ability. Rebekkane rated it really liked it Aug 21, Jorge Luis Borges click on names to see more mathematical fiction by the same author.

But then, all our horges 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.

Inhe came to international attention when he received the first Memlrioso Publishers’ Prize Prix Formentor. Because “memorious” is a rare word in modern English, some translators opt for this alternate translation. He could compare the setting of the clouds that he saw one day, with the veins on the cover of a book. The only things that could have stayed in his way is that he still tried to rely on the language, and name everything.

On his return to Argentina inBorges began publishing his poems and essays in Surrealist literary journals. 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. O Funes is so lost due to his ability to remember each and every detail of his life and this horge story had me freaking like no other read has ever had Funes sits in a dark room and goes over the events in his past.


The narrator argues that a positional number memorooso is a better tool for abstraction. Borges shows how it would be to live remembering every details in your life without jotge anymore. He reveals that, since his fall from the horse, he perceives everything in full detail and remembers it all.

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He reasoned or felt that immobility was a small price to pay. He remembers, for example, the shape of clouds at all given moments, as well as the associated perceptions muscular, thermal, etc. Funes enumerates to Borges the cases of prodigious memory cited in the Historia Naturalisand adds that he marvels that those are considered marvellous.