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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He was able to reconstruct every dream, every daydream he had ever had. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. The narrator, a version of Borges himself, meets Ireneo Funes, a teenage boy who lives in Fray BentosUruguayin Juampa rated it it was amazing May 26, As narrative this can be seen as extended version of insomnia. I found it so innovative and unique, and it was all condensed in 8 pages!

Funes el Memorioso

Plus, it is not clear, how much he was an observer and how much he identified with what he was? Thus was he liberated afterwards? Funes enumerates to Borges the cases of prodigious memory cited in the Historia Naturalisand adds that he marvels that those are considered marvellous. Andres Borbon rated it it was amazing Jun 15, Cristina Molina rated it really liked it Apr 25, He learned Latin immediately using a dictionary and a book by Pliny.

When dawn reveals Funes’s face, only 19 years old, Borges sees him “as monumental as bronze, more ancient than Egypt, anterior to the prophecies and the pyramids”. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. Lists with This Book. Borges explores a variety of topics in the text, such as the need of generalization and abstraction to thought and science.


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Borges was fluent in several languages. Not alike was his thinking. Solomon Shereshevskiia stage memory-artist mnemonist with a condition known mmemorioso “hypermnesia”, [5] is described by the Russian neuropsychologist Alexander Luria in his book, The Mind of a Mnemonist[6] which some speculate was the inspiration for Borges’s story. Muchas interpretaciones se pueden hacer, pero tal vez una inquietante es que el relato invita a reflexionar sobre la memoria.

The narrator claims that this prevents abstract thought, given that induction and deduction rely on this ability. Feb 18, Diana Torres rated it it was ok Shelves: With perfect perception, like Funes’s, our reasoning becomes unnecessary.

Coetzee said of Borges: Feb 26, Paty Pana rated it really liked it. The unheeded marvel is a common theme in Borges’s writing. Mejor no vivir que vivir sin ckento olvidar nada nunca.

As he packs, he remembers the books and goes to Funes’s house. May Learn how and when to remove this template message. 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.

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. Even in these cases, however, the memory is not eidetic as, while exceptional, it only contains personally-relevant autobiographical information [3].


Nor were those memories simple—every visual image was linked to muscular sensations, thermal sensations, and so on. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

This is my general grudge against short stories: Did he had the perfect mindfulness? From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. British-American neurologist and writer Oliver Sacks cites Luria’s book as the inspiration for his own book, Awakeningswhich is dedicated to Luria.

Y con todo ello estamos perdiendo algo poderoso y profundamente humano: His work was translated and published widely in the United States and in Europe. The only things that could have stayed in his way is that he still memorjoso to rely on the language, and name everything.

He reveals that, since his fall from the horse, he perceives everything in full detail and remembers it all. Return to Book Page. Was Funes the perfect Vipassana practitioner? Published by Minificciones first published By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Borges correctly points out to him that this is precisely the opposite of a system of enumeration, but Funes is incapable of such understanding.

This page was last edited on 24 Septemberat Looking at a forest, he noticed each and every leaf, looking at a face, he noticed each and every nuance and movement. No trivia or quizzes yet. Nov 03, Kanan Rustamli rated it it was amazing.