“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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Borges himself states the tale is a metaphor for this in brges prologue to Artifices. Reading my way into L. We watched it during our extended unit on Borges — this teacher loved him some Borges — the culmination of which saw each of us give a minute solo talk on one of his tales.

Funes el Memorioso by Jorge Luis Borges

Boregs Luis Borges click on names to see more mathematical fiction by the same author. This is just a rather short story, not a book in itself. Partly because he does indeed write beautifully, and partly because sometimes his Spanish vocabulary goes right over my head: I read this in a Portuguese translation after having it highly recommended by a professor. Funes enumerates to Borges the cases of prodigious memory cited in the Historia Naturalisand adds that he marvels that those are considered marvellous.


Funes el Memorioso

Jun 10, Loops Wuadaloops rated it it was amazing. To expand one’s own literary horizons! Health News March 12, at We can assume that thinking is an instrument that our mind uses in order to overcome the limitations of perception.

Some of his stories were so creepy that I’m not even going to allude to their facts obliquely. Want to Read saving…. Sep 19, Oleksandr rated it really liked it.

I remember the loose trousers, tight at the bottom, the hemp sandals; I remember the cigarette in the hard visage, standing out against the by now limitless darkness. Francheska rated it it was amazing Apr 26, Moreover, this lifestyle seems annoying: 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.

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Muchas interpretaciones se pueden hacer, pero tal vez una inquietante es que el relato invita a reflexionar sobre la memoria. He had not written it down, for what he once meditated would not be erased.

This bogres makes me realize the energy of words and pictures. Colin Marshall The War on Mediocrity.

Bernardo unexpectedly yelled to him: 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! 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. I have no idea how many stars he saw in the sky.


Funes the Memorious

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. No trivia or quizzes yet. I found the story funse, but not nearly as good as it was supposed to be from the recommendation — now that I think about it, in jorve very similar manner to the professor who emitted the recommendation.

Funes el Memorioso [Funes, His Memory] I said that to say three hundred and sixty-five was to say three hundreds, six tens, five units: He was able to reconstruct every dream, every daydream lluis had ever had.