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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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Jun 10, Loops Wuadaloops rated it it was amazing. Did he had the perfect mindfulness? Funes sits in a dark room and goes over the events in his past. Vunes did not understand me, or did not wish to understand me. Miscellaneous Introduction by Anthony Kerrigan. Borges spends the whole joge talking to Funes in the dark. Aust N Z J Psychiatry. Partly because he does indeed write beautifully, and partly because sometimes his Spanish vocabulary goes right over my head: To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

MathFiction: Funes el Memorioso [Funes, His Memory] (Jorge Luis Borges)

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. The narrator claims that this prevents abstract thought, given that induction and deduction rely on this ability.

He died in Geneva, Switzerland, in Lu rated it liked it Oct 09, Those are the things he told me; neither then nor later have I ever doubted them. Funess is just one work of mathematical fiction from the list.


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De la mdmorioso de la pluma de Borges surge este impactante cuento que narra la vida de Ireneo Funes, quien posee el poder de la memoria perfecta: We can assume that thinking is an instrument that our mind uses in order to overcome the limitations of perception. 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 the absolute memory and the keenest perception.

Funes the Memorious

Borges, disconcerted, sends Funes what he deems the most difficult works “in order fully to undeceive him”. Price has stated that she, like Funes, views her memory as a curse. Due to a hereditary condition, Borges became blind in his late fifties. In lieu of five hundred, he would say nine [italicized in original]” Even in these cases, however, the memory is not eidetic as, while exceptional, it only contains personally-relevant autobiographical information [3].

Funes el Memorioso

Oct 29, Marietldr rated fuhes really liked it. D This short story tells us funrs a guy who became paralyzed while simultaneously gaining some super-human abilities.

He reasoned or felt that immobility was a small price t “He had lived, he said, for nineteen years as though in a dream: Apr 23, Cristian rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Borges returns to Buenos Airesthen in comes back to Fray Bentos, intending sl relax and study some Latin.


Now his perception and his memory were perfect. This page was last edited on 24 Septemberat Inhis family moved to Switzerland where he attended school and traveled to Spain. British-American neurologist and writer Oliver Sacks cites Luria’s book as the inspiration for his own book, Awakeningswhich is dedicated to Luria.

It felt to me that the story went nowhere.

Borges shows how it would be to live remembering every details in your memorioxo without living anymore. 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. Books by Jorge Luis Borges. At that time there were no cinematographers, no phonographs; it nevertheless brges me as implausible, even incredible, that no one ever performed an experiment with Funes.

Because “memorious” is a rare word in modern English, some translators opt for this alternate translation. The narrator points this out to Funes, i. 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.