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 by Jorge Luis Borges

He embarked on a series of lectures in the United States and then on into Europe. On his return to Argentina boryesBorges began publishing his poems and essays in Surrealist literary journals. Di Giovanni would continue to work on translations of Borges for E.

To view it, click here. Francheska rated it it was amazing Apr 26, May Learn how and when to remove this template message. Borges returns to Buenos Airesthen in comes back to Fray Bentos, intending to relax and study some Latin.

borgee My favourite passage from the story, in the Irby translation, reads as follows:. My favourite passage from the story, in the Irby translation, reads as follows: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Want to Read saving…. And he remembered everything. Return to Book Page.


Oct 29, Marietldr rated it really liked it. The only things that could have stayed in his way is that he still tried to rely on the language, and name everything. Sep 30, Carmenza Uribe rated it it was amazing Shelves: 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.

Muchas interpretaciones se pueden hacer, pero tal vez una inquietante es que el relato invita a reflexionar sobre la memoria. In Labyrinthsthe story was translated by James E.

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. 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” He also worked as a librarian and public lecturer.

Borges, disconcerted, sends Funes what he deems the most difficult works “in order fully to undeceive him”. Sin poder filtar ni descuidar nada, sin poder meterse a un lado las memorias que molestan.

Funes the Memorious

He reasoned or felt that immobility was a small price to pay. Your email address will not be published.

He was a target of political persecution during the Peron regime, and supported the military juntas that overthrew it. Each word had a particular sign, a kind of mark; the last funess the series were very complicated…I tried to explain to him that his rhapsody of incoherent terms was precisely the opposite of a system of numbers.


Two or three times he had reconstructed an entire day; he had never once erred or faltered, but each reconstruction had itself taken an entire day.

Funes the Memorious (Funes el Memorioso)

Sep 02, Shira rated it it was ok Shelves: He learned Latin immediately using a dictionary and a book by Pliny. From Fray Bentos, living in Buenos Aires, and already possessing an acute sensibility, he suffers a horse-riding accident as a youth which leaves him hopelessly paralysed. With members from six committees gathered to reach a decision, a tie transpired between Borges and Beckett, as the French, Spanish and Italian members pushed for Borges, and the American, British and German members insisted instead on Beckett.

Ireneo Funes, the protagonist, after an accident, was bestowed with the absolute memory and the keenest perception. He remembers, for example, the shape of clouds at all given moments, as well as the associated perceptions muscular, thermal, etc.