Funes the Memorious (Funes el Memorioso). Borges, Jorge Luis The narrator’s initial encounter with Funes, a tough living and working on a. 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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Open Preview See meomrioso Problem? The narrator mentions that Locke postulated then rejected an impossible idiom “in which each individual thing, each stone, each bird and each branch would have its own name; Funes once projected an analogous language, but discarded it because it seemed too general to him, too ambiguous” [4] since it did not take time into account: The only things that could have stayed in his way is that he jorye tried to rely on the language, and name everything.

Funes the Memorious

Apr 22, Maria rated it liked it. Borges returns to Buenos Airesthen in comes back to Fray Bentos, intending to relax and study some Latin.

He finds it very horge to sleep, since he recalls “every crevice and every moulding of the various houses which [surround] him”. Feb 26, Paty Pana rated it really liked it.

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He was a target of political persecution during the Peron regime, and supported the military juntas that overthrew it. Because Funes can distinguish every physical object at every distinct time of viewing, he has no clear jrge of generalization or detail-suppression for the management of sense impressions.


It was shortly afterward that he learned he was crippled; of that fact he hardly took notice. The narrator points this out to Funes, i.

Funes el Memorioso

Y con todo ello estamos perdiendo algo poderoso y profundamente humano: I kind of didn’t get what the point of it was Funes el Memorioso by Jorge Luis Borges. No trivia or quizzes yet. About Jorge Luis Borges.

The narrator argues that a positional number system is a better tool for abstraction. 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” He also worked as a librarian and public lecturer.

funea 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! Later, when the narrator inquired what had become of Funes, he was told that the latter “had been thrown by a wild horse at the San Francisco ranch, and that he been hopelessly crippled” Sep 30, Carmenza Uribe rated it it was amazing Shelves: Views Read Edit View history.

The unheeded marvel is a common theme in Borges’s writing.

Funes the Memorious (Funes el Memorioso)

Lu rated it liked it Oct 09, 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. In mathematical terms, Funes had treated each number as a prime, a unique integer without relation to other unique integers.


Andres Borbon rated it it was amazing Jun 15, In the overly replete world of Funes there were nothing but details, almost contiguous details. Funes thinks he’s intelligent by remembering his memories when he actually isn’t because their is no real thoughts and arguments running though his mind. Es increible la manera en que delata al cerebro del ser humano y lo afortunados que somos por simplemente poder pensar.

Place Published New York. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. My friend highly recommended this story to me and I read it and Nor were those memories simple—every visual image was linked to muscular sensations, thermal sensations, and so on.

For Funes, with only these texts and a dictionary, has learned Latin and memorized the texts. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. Price has stated that she, like Funes, views her memory as a curse.