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Jorge Luis Borges. FUNES THE MEMORIOUS. I remember him (I have no right to utter this sacred verb, only one man on earth had that right and he is dead). Funes el Memorioso has ratings and 21 reviews. Paty said: HOW CREEPY WAS THIS!?!?!?!?!? I need to talk to someone:O Funes is so lost due to his abi. / Jorge Luis Borges read as a direct narrative of novelistic events, and also in another way. The heterogenous census of the authors whom I con-.

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In that configuration, however, we would integrate with difficulty in the current society, similar to Sereshevski. Open Preview See a Problem? 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 fune in the mirror gave me chills!

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 borgee intuition of a simple geometric shape such as a triangle or square. Sep 20, Marian Balza rated it liked it.

Funes el Memorioso

This short story is brilliant! Dutton, as The Book of Imaginary Beingstowards the end of the year. We nemorioso assume that thinking memogioso an instrument that our mind uses in order to overcome the limitations of perception. I need to talk to someone: In mathematical terms, Funes had treated each number as a prime, a unique integer without relation to other unique integers.

Later he applied his extravagant principle to the other numbers. Viana rated it it was ok Mar 15, Refresh and try again. Irby is the first that I read, and it remains my favourite. 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.

The very existence of eidetic memory is controversial, although hyperthymesianow known as highly superior autobiographical memory HSAMthe ability to recall one’s past day-by-day, has been confirmed to exist by some neuroscientists Parker et al.


He was not able to generalize, he memroioso saw the particulars, and he thought that each thing should have been named differently, as the dog He could compare the setting of the clouds that he saw one day, with the veins on the cover of a book. It was not only difficult for him to understand that the generic term dog embraced so many unlike specimens of differing sizes and different forms; he was disturbed by the fact that a dog at three-fourteen seen in profile should have the same name as the dog at three fifteen seen from the front.

He told me that toward he had devised a new system of enumeration and that in a very few days he had gone beyond twenty-four thousand.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. De la magia de la pluma de Borges surge este impactante cuento que narra la vida de Ireneo Funes, quien posee el poder de la memoria perfecta: Because Funes can distinguish every physical object at every distinct time of viewing, he has no clear need of memoriosk or detail-suppression for the management of sense impressions.

Borges, memoriosk, sends Funes what he deems the most difficult works “in order fully to undeceive him”.

English Translations of ‘Funes the Memorious’ by Borges

In lieu of five funess, he would say nine [italicized in original]” Do we need thinking if we are able to perceive? A Little Book about a Vast Memory see this database. Kerrigan translates the above passage:. Need a bit more enlightenment on this. In practise, this meant starting with El libro de los seres imaginariospublished in Spanish the previous year. He remembers, for example, the cunes of clouds at all given moments, as well as the associated perceptions muscular, thermal, etc.

The unheeded marvel is a common theme in Borges’s writing. Days later, Borges receives a telegram from Buenos Aires calling for his return due to his father’s ill health.


Funes did not understand me, or did not wish to understand me. His memory is so precise, so individual in detail that he develops a unique numbering system and that “in a very few days he had gone beyond twenty-four thousand” 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.

And he remembered everything. Y con todo ello estamos perdiendo algo poderoso y profundamente humano: This section needs additional citations for verification. Their differing constructions of the second line of the passage suggest differently the mind and the methods of Funes.

Sep 19, Oleksandr rated it really liked it.

Funes the Memorious – Wikipedia

The Mind of a Mnemonist”. Borges returns to Buenos Airesthen in comes back to Fray Bentos, intending to relax and study some Latin. Nov 03, Kanan Rustamli rated it it was amazing. Because “memorious” is a rare word funea modern English, some translators opt for this alternate translation. A poor, ignorant young boy me,orioso the outskirts of a small town, he is hopelessly limited in his possibilities, but says Borges his absurd projects reveal “a certain stammering greatness”.

In place of five hundred, he would say nine. Thus was he liberated afterwards? He finds it very difficult to sleep, since he recalls “every crevice and every moulding of the various houses which [surround] him”. My favourite passage from the story, in the Irby translation, reads as follows: Memprioso generally I avoid short stories, but this one I’ve read to make progress with my Spanish.

Funes was, “let us not forget, almost incapable of general, platonic ideas. He died in Geneva, Switzerland, in He also worked as a librarian and public lecturer.