Funes the Memorious


"Funes the Memorious"—original Spanish title "Funes el memorioso"—is a fantasy short story by Argentine writer Jorge Luis Borges (1899–1986). First published in La Nación of June 1942, it appeared in the 1944 anthology Ficciones, part two (Artifices). The first English translation appeared in 1954 in Avon Modern Writing No. 2. "Funes the Memorious" is the tale of one Ireneo Funes, who, after falling off his horse and receiving a bad head injury, acquired the amazing talent—or curse—of remembering absolutely everything.
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original title: Funes el memorioso
language: Spanish
date of publication: 1942
genre: short story
published in: Artifices, Ficciones

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