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: Arashira Kazrarn
Country: Canada
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Science
Published (Last): 20 December 2014
Pages: 271
PDF File Size: 5.26 Mb
ePub File Size: 3.95 Mb
ISBN: 549-9-49572-405-3
Downloads: 55484
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Aragor

Funes was, “let us not forget, almost incapable of general, platonic ideas. Sep 20, Marian Balza rated it liked it. De la magia de la pluma de Borges surge este impactante cuento que narra la vida de Ireneo Funes, quien posee el poder de la memoria perfecta: Which makes reading them pointless for me.

Viana rated it it was ok Mar 15, Place Published New York.

Funes el Memorioso by Jorge Luis Borges

May Learn how and when to remove this template message. 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.

Want to Read saving…. Need a bit more enlightenment on this. No trivia or quizzes yet.

The narrator mentions that Locke postulated then rejected an impossible idiom “in which each individual thing, each stone, each bird and each branch would have its own name; Funes once projected an analogous language, but discarded it because it seemed too general to him, too ambiguous” [4] since it did not take time into account: Funes enumerates to Borges the cases of prodigious memory cited in the Historia Naturalisand adds that he marvels that those are considered marvellous.


The narrator, a version of Borges himself, meets Ireneo Funes, a teenage boy who lives in Fray BentosUruguayin The only things that could have stayed in his way is that he still tried to rely on the language, and name everything.

Aust N Z J Psychiatry.

Funes el Memorioso

His work was translated and published widely in the United States and in Europe. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

It felt to me that the story went nowhere. Ireneo Funes, the protagonist, after an accident, was bestowed with the absolute memory and the keenest perception. Published by Minificciones first published For Funes, with only these texts and a dictionary, has learned Latin memorloso memorized the texts.

Funes the Memorious – Wikipedia

I kind of didn’t get what the point of it was In mathematical terms, Funes had treated each number as a prime, a unique integer without relation to other unique integers. Open Preview See a Problem? This is just a rather short story, not a book in itself. Do we need thinking if we are able to perceive? It was shortly afterward that he learned he was crippled; of that fact he hardly took notice.

This section needs additional citations for verification.

Jill Pricealong with 10 others, can remember with great accuracy most days of their lives starting from the average age of Days later, Borges receives a telegram from Buenos Aires calling for his return due to his father’s ill health. Now his luuis and his memory were perfect.


He was a target of political persecution during the Peron regime, and supported the military juntas that overthrew it. His memory is so precise, so individual in detail that he develops a unique numbering system and that “in a very few days he had gone beyond twenty-four thousand” Miscellaneous Introduction by Anthony Kerrigan.

Funes the Memorious

As he packs, he remembers the books and goes to Funes’s house. This ability seems more like a curse than an actual gift, as the narrator thinks. 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.

Later, when the narrator inquired what had become of Funes, he was kuis that the latter “had been thrown by a wild memorioos at the San Francisco ranch, and that he been hopelessly crippled” The early death of Funes echoes the idea of unfulfilled potential, the wasted miracle of a plainsman with phenomenal abilities who lives and dies in obscurity.