Borges, Lorca and Jung as Labyrinth Makers

  • Salvatore PoetaEmail author
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Notwithstanding the undeniable personal, philosophical and aesthetic distance that separates Borges, Jung and Lorca, this study proposes that all three thinkers and creators make their implicit presence known as one explores the full complexity of the external and internal labyrinth or, according to Jungian terminology, Mandala that each of them constructs as essential to their respective processes toward self-integration. It begins with the premise that Borges, Jung and Lorca share a common ground from at least the singular perspective of Schopenhauer’s illusory principium individuationis; namely, that all three minds traveled a similar labyrinthine process of individuation toward the ultimate objective of self-realization through their respective writings.


Lorca Jung Labyrinth Mandala Schopenhauer 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Villanova UniversityVillanovaUSA

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