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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Although the ending is not a surprise ending, I shall desist from revealing it since there is a touch of irony in it. 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” Inhe came to international attention when he received the first International Publishers’ Prize Prix Formentor. Views Read Edit View history. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

He finds it very difficult to sleep, since he recalls “every crevice and every moulding of the various houses which [surround] him”. 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 This is stated in the line “To think is to forget a difference, to generalize, to abstract.

Funes the Memorious (Funes el Memorioso)

Viana rated it it was ok Mar 15, It is a fantastical presentation of a common human complaint. He learned Latin immediately using a dictionary and a book by Pliny. Borges shows how it would be to live remembering every details in your life without living anymore. Apr 23, Cristian rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: It was shortly afterward that he learned he was crippled; of that fact he hardly took notice.


As he packs, he remembers the books and goes to Funes’s house.

I found it so innovative and unique, and it was all condensed in 8 pages! Trivia Memprioso Funes el Memorioso. He knew the forms of the clouds in the southern sky on the morning of April 30, and he could compare them in his memory with the veins in the marbled binding of a book he had seen only once, or with the feathers of spray lifted by an oar on the Rio Negro on the eve of the Battle of Jorve. This page was last edited on 24 Septemberat Jill Pricealong with 10 others, can remember with great accuracy most days of jorgw lives starting from the average age of The narrator points this out to Funes, i.

He died in Geneva, Switzerland, in I have no idea how many stars he saw in the sky. Cristina Molina rated it really liked it Apr 25, Sep 30, Carmenza Uribe rated it it was amazing Shelves: On his return to Argentina inBorges began publishing his poems and essays in Surrealist literary journals. 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.


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Funes the Memorious

Funes claims to have invented a system of enumeration which gives every numeral up to at least 24, its own arbitrary name. Retrieved from ” https: It is at this point that the saga of Funes the memorious begins. Need a bit more enlightenment on this. When he fell, he’d been knocked unconscious; when he came to again, the present was so rich, so clear, that it memorjoso almost unbearable, as were his oldest and even his most trivial memories.

My friend highly recommended this story to me and I read it and Was Funes the perfect Vipassana practitioner?

With one quick look, you and I perceive jroge wineglasses on a table; Funes perceived every grape that had been pressed into the wine and all the stalks and tendrils of its vineyard. Moreover, this lifestyle seems annoying: Return to Book Page.