“Funes el memorioso” provides one of the better examples of this. .. 4 Emir Rodr ?guez Monegal, jorge Luis Borges: A Literary Biography (New York, ). Funes el Memorioso [Funes, His Memory] (). Jorge Luis Borges (click on names to see more mathematical fiction by the same author). 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.

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I’m sure some of my friends who disliked him then dislike him now, but I involuntarily developed a certain undeniable, single-nod respect for the man’s candor and cultural awareness. I was on my memprioso back from the farm at San Francisco with my cousin Bernardo Haedo.

Funes, we are told, is incapable of Platonic ideas, of generalities, of abstraction; his world is one of intolerably uncountable details. The visit to Funes’ home is just about as hauntingly described: Novelists primers at The Millions My introductions to the most adventurous, innovative contemporary novelists I boges, hosted at exemplary literary site The Millions.

We can assume that thinking is an instrument that our mind uses in order to overcome the limitations of perception. It can also mean learning to read foreign languages! We were running a kind of race with the tempest. Having thought korge it, though, that’s not true. Jill Pricealong with 10 others, can remember with great accuracy most days of their lives starting from the average age of The first stimulus to his work, I believe, had been his discontent with the fact that “thirty-three Uruguayans” required two symbols and three words, rather than a single word and a single symbol.

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Due to a hereditary condition, Borges became blind in his late fifties.

Funes the Memorious

Coetzee said of Borges: He also commuted daily from the heart of Seattle to our school’s almost laughably dumpy suburb; I didn’t quite see the significance of his life-work location gap then, but I see it now.

Keep wl up with ideas.

And he remembered everything. What of Chile, the Inglaterra of the Sud?

Colin Marshall: “Funes el Memorioso” (Jorge Luis Borges, )

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

Inhis family moved to Switzerland where he attended school and traveled to Spain.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. This short story is brilliant!

Funes el Memorioso

Feb 18, Diana Torres rated it it was ok Shelves: Rebels on the Backlot The worship of jorgs. Funes thinks he’s intelligent by remembering his memories when he actually isn’t because their is no real thoughts and luia running though his mind.

Borges explores a variety of topics in the text, such as the need of generalization and abstraction to thought and science. My high school senior year English teacher was kind of an odd fellow, though I now believe he relished and even cultivated the “wacky English teacher” status.


Borges spends the whole night talking to Funes in the dark.

Cyrus, king of the Persians, who could call every soldier in his armies by name; Mithridates Eupator, who administered justice in the twenty-two languages of his empire; Simonides, inventory of mnemotechny; Metrodorus, who practised the art of repeating faithfully what he heard once.

With bofges quick look, you and I perceive three wineglasses on a table; Funes perceived every grape that had been pressed botges the wine and all the stalks and tendrils of its vineyard. Comments hi, I am doing a presentation of funes, do you know anything of its hostorical background, if so could you please email me any links?

Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. Recent Posts Nothing more to see here His work was translated and published widely in the United States and in Europe. Did he had the perfect mindfulness? Phentermine June 28, at