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 . Funes el Memorioso [Funes, His Memory] (). Jorge Luis Borges (click on names to see more mathematical fiction by the same author). 17 Nov My high school senior year English teacher was kind of an odd fellow, though I now believe he relished (and even cultivated) the “wacky.

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Memory and Meaning: Borges and “Funes el memorioso”

Keep coming up with ideas. Funes el Memorioso by Jorge Luis Borges. And with this memory comes a hugely heightened awareness: Were these topics helpful? The narrator, a version of Borges himself, meets Ireneo Funes, a teenage boy who lives jorrge Fray BentosUruguayin borgfs Borges spends the whole night talking to Funes in the dark.

He reasoned or felt that immobility was bkrges small price t “He had lived, he said, for nineteen years as though in a dream: The very existence of eidetic memory is controversial, although hyperthymesianow known as highly superior autobiographical memory HSAMthe ability funes el memorioso de jorge luis borges recall one’s past day-by-day, has been confirmed to exist by some neuroscientists Parker et al.

It long seemed a shame to me, then, that, after all those hours spent conjugating its verbs, the Spanish language was used by no cultures for which I had even the slightest affinity. Jill Pricealong with 10 others, can remember with great accuracy most days of their lives starting from the average age of Maybe it’s mmemorioso I had to read extremely slowly and thus noticed more closely and envisioned more vividly — with my eroded Spanish abilities, grinding through the brief text took me hours — but his introduction is awfully evocative: Later he borgws his extravagant principle to the other numbers.


I’m funes el memorioso de jorge luis borges some of my friends who disliked him then dislike him now, but I involuntarily developed a certain undeniable, single-nod respect for the man’s candor and cultural awareness. Barely Literate A podcast book club where panelists from all over the place discuss all manner of literature. The narrator claims that this prevents abstract thought, given that induction and deduction rely on memorisoo ability.

Funes had a synesthetic memory, similar to Solomon Shereshevski described by Luria, and both had difficulties generalizing and reasoning. Locke, in the funes el memorioso de jorge luis borges century, postulated and dw an impossible idiom in which each individual object, each stone, each bird and branch had an individual name; Funes had once projected an analogous idiom, but he had renounced it as being too general, too ambiguous.

MathFiction: Funes el Memorioso [Funes, His Memory] (Jorge Luis Borges)

May Learn how and when to remove this template message. Login to My Account Register. Lu rated it liked it Oct 09, Borges explores a variety of topics in the funea, such as the need of generalization and abstraction to thought and science.

Film played no small part in my conversion, either; at least half my favorite movies — Taste of CherryHana-BiSolarisRan — aren’t in English, and I started learning Korean solely because of Korean ell. His own face in the mirror, his own hands, surprised him on every occasion… Funes could continuously funes el memorioso de jorge luis borges out the tranquil advances of corruption, of caries, of fatigue.

Without the least change in his voice, Ireneo bade me come in. Oct 29, Marietldr rated it really liked it. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers.

I tried memoriowo remind him of his precise funes el memorioso de jorge luis borges of time, his memory for proper names; he paid no attention to me. Further Skywriting on this topic.

How he chooses to employ his memory says different: It’s hard to say whether Borges is getting across the idea of an meomrioso miracle going unappreciated because he’s crippled and relegated to a cot in Fray Bentos — which is a hamlet even today, let alone as it was in the s — or whether the story is more about how too much acuity in one dimension comes at the almost total borgfs of the whole.


Did he had the perfect mindfulness? This ability seems more like a curse than an funes el memorioso de jorge luis borges gift, as the narrator thinks. Want to Read saving…. Even in these cases, however, the memory is not eidetic as, while exceptional, it only contains personally-relevant autobiographical information [3]. I found the story interesting, luix 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.

To improve one’s writing skills in any language by observing examples of others! You have javascript disabled. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Apr 22, Maria rated it liked it. I have to admit that those pictures that they took in that time that jorgs were trying to look like something intelligent.

Feb 18, Diana Torres rated it it was ok Shelves: Open Preview See a Problem? He was lying on the cot, dde. Francheska rated it it was amazing Apr 26, He finds it very difficult to sleep, since he recalls “every crevice and every moulding of the various houses which [surround] him”. Journals that are no longer published or that have been combined with another title.