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 .

Author: Malamuro Kazraktilar
Country: Haiti
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Science
Published (Last): 4 January 2017
Pages: 473
PDF File Size: 4.6 Mb
ePub File Size: 4.34 Mb
ISBN: 785-2-31576-705-5
Downloads: 5504
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Tozuru

Funes the Memorious

Borges spends the whole night talking to Funes in the dark. This short story is brilliant! Aust N Z J Psychiatry. Luria luks and described in his book, The Mind of a Mnemonist: Lu rated it liked it Oct 09, Funes was, “let us not forget, almost incapable of general, platonic ideas.

Funes the Memorious (Funes el Memorioso)

Partly because he does indeed write beautifully, and partly because sometimes his Spanish vocabulary goes right over my head: I found the story interesting, but not nearly as good as it was supposed to be from the recommendation — now that I think about it, in a very similar manner to the professor who emitted the recommendation. He noted the progress of death, of moisture. Further Skywriting on this topic. Moreover, this lifestyle seems annoying: Ireneo Funes, the protagonist, after an accident, was bestowed with the absolute memory and the keenest perception.


Funes el Memorioso

He reasoned or felt that immobility was a small price to pay. 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! Borges himself states the tale is a metaphor for this in the prologue to Artifices. He remembers, for example, the shape of clouds at all given moments, as well as the associated perceptions muscular, thermal, etc.

He could compare the setting of the clouds that he saw one day, with the veins on the cover of a Ireneo Funes, the protagonist, after an accident, was bestowed with the absolute memory and the keenest perception. Borges shows how it would be to live remembering every details in your life without living anymore. Trivia About Funes el Memorioso. Funes had a synesthetic memory, similar to Solomon Shereshevski described by Luria, and both had difficulties generalizing and reasoning.

Retrieved from ” https: We can assume that thinking is an instrument that our mind uses in order to overcome the limitations of perception. 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. Funes, we are told, is incapable of Platonic ideas, of generalities, of abstraction; his world is one of intolerably uncountable details.

British-American neurologist and writer Oliver Sacks cites Luria’s book as the inspiration for his own book, Awakeningswhich is dedicated to Luria. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources.


Funes el Memorioso by Jorge Luis Borges

Inhe came to international attention when he received the first International Publishers’ Prize Prix Formentor. I have no idea how many stars he saw in the sky. Published by Minificciones first published He learned Latin immediately using a dictionary and a book by Pliny. Jill Pricealong with 10 others, can remember with great accuracy most days of their lives starting from the average age of Oct 29, Marietldr rated it really liked it.

Jun 10, Loops Wuadaloops rated it it was amazing. No trivia or quizzes yet. As he packs, he remembers the books and goes to Funes’s house.

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 luix Parker et al. Funes sits in a dark room and goes over the events in his past.

Sep 30, Carmenza Uribe rated it it was amazing Shelves: