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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Further Skywriting on this topic. His memories were visceral, as they were link to his body sensations. No trivia or quizzes yet. Aust N Z J Psychiatry. Apr 23, Cristian rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Sep 20, Marian Balza rated it liked it. And he remembered everything.

Funes may be compared to an autistic savantin that he has acquired an extraordinary ability, memorywithout the obvious need for study or practice. Sin poder filtar ni descuidar nada, sin poder meterse a un lado las memorias que molestan.

Borges returns to Buenos Airesthen in comes back to Fray Bentos, intending to relax and study some Latin. British-American neurologist and writer Oliver Sacks cites Luria’s book as the inspiration for his own book, Awakeningswhich is dedicated to Luria. So generally I avoid short stories, but this one I’ve read to make progress with my Spanish. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources.


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. Trivia About Funes el Memorioso.

Funes the Memorious

Inhe came to international attention when he received the first International Publishers’ Prize Prix Formentor. Open Preview See a Problem? 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.

This is just a rather short story, not a book in itself.

Funes el Memorioso

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

The narrator, a version of Borges himself, meets Ireneo Funes, a teenage boy who lives in Fray BentosUruguayin I kind of lus get what the point of it was I need to talk to someone: He was not able to generalize, he only saw the particulars, and he thought that each thing should have been named differently, as the dog Did he had the perfect mindfulness?


Y con todo ello estamos perdiendo algo poderoso y profundamente humano: Ireneo Funes, the protagonist, after an accident, was bestowed with the absolute memory and the keenest perception.

When dawn reveals Funes’s face, only 19 years old, Borges sees him “as monumental as bronze, more ancient than Egypt, anterior to the ell and the pyramids”. Views Read Edit View history. Nov 03, Kanan Rustamli rated it it was amazing.

Funes el Memorioso by Jorge Luis Borges

Lists with This Book. Borges’s cousin asks the boy for the time, and Funes replies instantly, without the aid of a watch and accurate to the minute.

Funes had a synesthetic memory, similar to Solomon Shereshevski described by Luria, and both had difficulties generalizing and reasoning. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Cuengo Policy. About Jorge Luis Borges. He was a target of political persecution during the Peron regime, and supported the military juntas that overthrew it.

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