WISANGGENI: SANG PENGGUGAT EKSISTENSI DIRI
Wisanggeni: Sang Penggugat Eksistensi Diri. This research discusses Seno GumiraAjidarma's reception on Mahabharata's version of Wisanggeni entitled Wisanggeni: SangBuron. The interpretation of his reception is discussed using literature reception approachand interpreted with Existentialism theory. Theoretically, Heideger stated thatexistentialism is based on the existence of human beings as individual related to theenvironment, both physically and mentally. This leads to identify how a person make ajourney to search his existence. Conducting the research, the method used is analyticdescriptive. The data are described and analyzed objectively from both works. The resultshows that men always make a journey, both physically and mentally, to find their livespurpose and how to deal with it.