Synchronistic Worlds: Lovecraft and Borges
Synchronistic Worlds: Lovecraft and Borges
Barton Levi St. Armand
An Epicure in the Terrible (1991)


An examination of the similar themes explored by Jorge Luis Borges and H. P. Lovecraft, beginning with Armand's brief meeting with Borges and continuing on in four sections. "I" covers parallel themes in the lives of the two literary men; "II" covers the similarities of theme that remind readers of Borges of Lovecraft (and vice versa), highlighting especially on their shared devotion to Edgar Allan Poe; and "III" looking at the philosophical and aesthetic differences between Borges and Lovecraft, painting Borges as "a modern Gnostic."

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