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Funes, the Memorious

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Luis Borges, J. (1967). Funes, the Memorious. In Luis Borges, J. A Personal Anthology. Grove Press/Atlantic (NY), pp. 35-43

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Without effort, he had learned English, French, Portuguese, Latin. I suspect, nevertheless, that he was not very capable of thought. To think is to forget a difference, to generalize, to abstract. In the overly replete world of Funes there were nothing but details, almost contiguous details.

—p.43 by Jorge Luis Borges 10 months, 2 weeks ago

Without effort, he had learned English, French, Portuguese, Latin. I suspect, nevertheless, that he was not very capable of thought. To think is to forget a difference, to generalize, to abstract. In the overly replete world of Funes there were nothing but details, almost contiguous details.

—p.43 by Jorge Luis Borges 10 months, 2 weeks ago