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

Thanks for telling us about the problem. Funes el memorioso de jorge luis borges order to pass the time, Funes has engaged in projects such as reconstructing a full day’s worth of past memories an effort which, he finds, takes him another full dayand constructing a “system of enumeration” that gives each number a different, arbitrary name.

Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. Was Funes the perfect Vipassana practitioner? It felt to me that the story went nowhere. I kind of didn’t get what the point of it was Funes el Memorioso 3. He reasoned or felt that immobility was a minimum price to pay.

I read this in a Portuguese translation after having it highly recommended by a professor.

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The real-life case of Daniel Tammet b. I am grateful that you let us look in! Borges correctly points out to him that this is precisely the opposite of a system of enumeration, but Funes is incapable of such understanding.


Years later, Funes falls from a horse and winds up paralyzed. At the time, I don’t think anyone knew what to make of this lonely but apparently driven instructor, so little did he align with our established mental archetypes.

As in the author’s other work, the instantiation of this idea carries with it a host of unexpected ramifications. No trivia or quizzes yet. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Aust N Z J Psychiatry. Borges, disconcerted, sends Funes what he deems the most difficult works “in order fully to memoriooso him”.

Days later, Borges receives a telegram from Buenos Aires calling for his return due to his father’s ill health. Books by Jorge Luis Borges. A poor, ignorant young boy in the outskirts of a small town, he is hopelessly limited in joge possibilities, but says Borges his absurd projects reveal “a certain stammering greatness”.

Funes el Memorioso

Funes el Memorioso [Funes, His Memory] Thus, “Funes” was the first text I turned to when I declared it time to return to another high school memory: The only things that could have stayed in his way is that he still tried to rely on the language, and name everything.

Price has stated that she, like Funes, views her memory as a curse. Funes, at age nineteen, falls down from a horse and upon recovery, finds an awakening of memory capacity of almost unimaginable magnitude. All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from August All articles with dead external links Articles with dead external links from January Articles with permanently dead external links Articles with Russian-language external links Articles needing additional references from May All articles needing additional references.


Funes may be funes el memorioso de jorge luis borges to an autistic savantin that he has acquired an extraordinary ability, memorywithout the obvious need for study or practice. Funes el memorioso de jorge luis borges to Book Page.

Borges’s cousin asks the boy for the time, and Funes replies instantly, without the aid of a watch and accurate to the minute. Borges spends the whole night talking to Funes in the dark.

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Jun 10, Loops Wuadaloops rated it it was amazing. Nor were those memories simple—every visual image was linked to muscular sensations, thermal sensations, and so on. With one quick look, you and Funes el memorioso de jorge luis borges 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.

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