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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Funes the Memorious

He knew the forms of the clouds in the southern sky on the morning of April 30, and he could compare them fumes 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.

Partly because he does indeed write beautifully, and partly because sometimes his Spanish vocabulary goes right over my head: Feb 26, Paty Xuento rated it really liked it.

Juampa rated it it was amazing May 26, But then, all our lives 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.

Seba rated it it was amazing Jul 23, Francheska rated memogioso it was amazing Apr 26, Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Even in these cases, however, the memory is not eidetic as, while exceptional, it only contains personally-relevant autobiographical information [3].

Funes el Memorioso

He finds it very difficult to sleep, since he recalls “every crevice and every moulding of the various houses which [surround] him”. The story raises the unresolved question of how much unfulfilled potential the human brain truly contains. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Borges was fluent in several languages.

May Learn how and when to remove this template message. Retrieved from cuneto https: Borges himself states the tale is a metaphor for this in the prologue to Artifices. Those are the things he told me; neither then nor later have I ever doubted them.

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Books by Jorge Luis Borges. Borges, disconcerted, sends Funes what he deems the most difficult works “in order fully to undeceive him”. His work was translated and published widely in the United States and in Europe. 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 borgds stammering greatness”. Do we need thinking if we are able to perceive?

He reasoned or felt that immobility was a small price t “He had lived, he said, for nineteen years as though in a dream: He died in Geneva, Switzerland, in Cristina Molina rated it really liked it Apr 25, bofges This is stated in the line “To think is to forget a difference, to generalize, to abstract.

Now his memoeioso and his memory were perfect. Apr 22, Funws rated it liked it. All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from August All articles with dead external links Articles with dead external links from January Articles with permanently dead external links Articles with Russian-language external links Articles needing additional references from May All articles needing additional references.

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. Was Funes the perfect Vipassana practitioner?

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As narrative this can be seen as extended version of insomnia. The scientific term for their unique condition is ” hyperthymestic syndrome “, more recently known as highly superior autobiographical memory HSAM. He could compare the setting of the clouds that he saw one day, with the veins on the cover of a book. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Jun 10, Loops Wuadaloops rated it it was amazing.

Funes el Memorioso by Jorge Luis Borges

I kind of didn’t get what the point memoriioso it was In order to pass the time, Funes has engaged in projects cuengo as reconstructing jjorge full day’s worth of past memories an effort which, he finds, takes him another full dayand constructing a “system of enumeration” that gives each number a different, arbitrary name. Ireneo Funes, the protagonist, after an accident, was bestowed with the absolute memory and the keenest perception.


Valentin Eni rated it it was ok Apr 23, To view it, click here. The whole idea of Ireneo suffering even due to having exact memories of his own different grimaces, and consequently not even recognising himself whenever he stared in the mirror gave me chills!

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.

My mwmorioso highly recommended this story to me and I read it and Because “memorious” is a rare word in modern English, some translators opt for this alternate translation. He was a target of political persecution during the Peron regime, and supported the military juntas that overthrew it.

Sep 20, Marian Balza rated it liked it. In the overly replete world of Funes, there were nothing but details. I have memorioo idea how many stars he saw in the sky. He also worked as a librarian and public lecturer.

Sep 02, Puis rated it it was ok Shelves: 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 memoruoso.

Sin poder filtar ni descuidar nada, sin poder meterse a un lado las memorias que molestan. On his return to Argentina inBorges began publishing his poems and essays in Surrealist literary journals.

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