Jorge Luis Borges. FUNES THE MEMORIOUS. I remember him (I have no right to utter this sacred verb, only one man on earth had that right and he is dead). Funes el Memorioso has ratings and 21 reviews. Paty said: HOW CREEPY WAS THIS!?!?!?!?!? I need to talk to someone:O Funes is so lost due to his abi. / Jorge Luis Borges read as a direct narrative of novelistic events, and also in another way. The heterogenous census of the authors whom I con-.

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Funes el Memorioso

Partly because he does indeed write beautifully, and partly because sometimes his Spanish vocabulary goes right over my head: Penguin had acquired the rights to publish Labyrinths in the United Kingdom in He also worked as a librarian and ,emorioso lecturer. No trivia or quizzes yet. Borges’s fiction reads like a magic incantation.

Did he had the perfect mindfulness? The narrator argues that a positional number system is a better tool for abstraction. Refresh and try again.

I said that to say three hundred and sixty-five was to say botges hundreds, six tens, five units: In lieu of five hundred, he would say nine.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. The only things that could have stayed in his way is that he still tried to rely on the language, and name everything. Sep 20, Marian Balza rated it liked it. His original motivation, I think, was his irritation that the thirty-three Uruguayan patriots should require two figures and three words rather than a single figure, a single word.

Funes was, “let us not forget, almost incapable of general, platonic ideas. Miscellaneous Introduction by Anthony Kerrigan.

Funes the Memorious

Even in these cases, however, the memory is not eidetic as, while exceptional, it only contains personally-relevant autobiographical information [3]. Funes did not understand me or refused to understand me. He embarked on a series of lectures in the United States and then on into Europe. I found it so innovative and unique, and it was all condensed in 8 pages!


Rebekkane rated it really memogioso it Aug 21, Funes el Memorioso by Jorge Luis Borges. 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 funex once, or with the feathers of spray lifted by an oar on the Rio Negro on the eve of the Battle of Memorrioso.

The narrator points this out to Funes, i. Lists with This Book. To view it, click here.

His memories were visceral, memoriozo they were link to his body sensations. It was not only difficult for him to understand that the generic term dog [italicized in original] embraced so many unlike specimens of differing sizes and different forms; he was disturbed by the fact that a dog at three-fourteen seen in profile should have the same name as the dog at three-fifteen seen from the front ” He remembers, for example, the shape of memorioeo at all given moments, as well as the associated perceptions muscular, thermal, etc.

In Labyrinthsthe story was translated by James Fujes. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published.

As he enters, Borges is greeted by Funes’s voice speaking perfect Latin, reciting “the first paragraph of the twenty-fourth chapter of the seventh book of the Historia Naturalis ” by Pliny the Elder. Yates and James E.

Funes, we are told, is incapable of Platonic ideas, of generalities, of abstraction; his world is one of intolerably uncountable details. Funes either could not or would not understand me. Muchas memorioos se pueden hacer, pero tal vez una inquietante es que el relato invita a reflexionar sobre la memoria.

English Translations of ‘Funes the Memorious’ by Borges

Soon enough, Borges receives a note from Funes, requesting that the visitor lend him some of his Latin books and a dictionary. Plus, it is not clear, how much he was an observer and how much he identified with what he was?


In mathematical terms, Funes had treated each number as a prime, a unique integer without relation to other unique integers.

Trivia About Funes el Memorioso. As Borges and Di Giovanni became close, the two began collaborating on the translations. Towards the end of his time in Europe, he completed translations of German expressionist poetry. Irby is the first that I read, and it remains my favourite. Although the ending is not a surprise ending, I shall desist from revealing it since there is a touch of irony in it.

For Funes, with only these texts and a funees, has learned Latin and memorized the texts. Apr 23, Cristian rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Seba rated it it was amazing Jul 23, Commentary The bborges for Funes of his precise memory are interesting, particularly when one considers that experiment of nature that A.

Place Published New York. Luria encountered and described in his book, The Mind of memorios Mnemonist: Jun 10, Loops Wuadaloops rated it it memoriosk amazing. Price has stated that she, like Funes, views her memory as a curse. 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 neuroscientists Parker et al.