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9) It may be no accident that Borges makes Ireneo Funes a modern Argentine equivalent of Albertus Magnus who, it is rumoured, had come about his genius by means of an accident with a horse, thereby bringing to an end his former doltishness.
One, admittedly, lays bare a frighteningly demonic component to his apparent doltishness.
Now, ignorant chaps like these seldom cross my path nowadays, mainly because they are anachronisms, and I find that my older, tolerant self is merely amused by their doltishness.