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    DescriptionWinner of the Pulitzer prize in 1974 and the culmination of a life's work, The Denial of Death is Ernest Becker's brilliant and impassioned answer to the "why" of human existence. In bold contrast to the predominant Freudian school of thought, Becker tackles the problem of the vital lie - man's refusal to acknowledge his own mortality. In doing so, he sheds new light on the nature of humanity and issues a call to life and its living that still resonates more than twenty years after its writing.


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    Title
    The Denial of Death
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Ernest Becker, Foreword by Daniel Goleman
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 320
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 216 mm
    Thickness: 19 mm
    Weight: 295 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780684832401
    ISBN 10: 0684832402
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: PSY
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T17.9
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Ingram Spring Arbor Market: Y
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: VSP
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    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    BIC subject category V2: HP, VFJX
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    B&T General Subject: 670
    Ingram Theme: THEO/SECULR
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25200
    ECPA Christian Book Category: CLVCLFGRC
    BISAC V2.8: SOC036000
    DC21: 128.5
    LC classification: BD444.B36
    Ingram Subject Code: PSWD
    Libri: I-PSWD
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    BISAC V2.8: PSY000000
    B&T Approval Code: A11460000
    DC22: 128/.5, 128.5
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    LC classification: BD444 .B36 1997
    Thema V1.0: QD, VSP, VFJX
    Edition
    New edition
    Edition statement
    New edition
    Publisher
    Simon & Schuster Ltd
    Imprint name
    Simon & Schuster Ltd
    Publication date
    04 August 1997
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    After receiving a Ph.D. in Cultural Anthropology from Syracuse University, Dr. Ernest Becker (1924-1974) taught at the University of California at Berkeley, San Francisco State College, and Simon Fraser University, Canada. He is survived by his wife, Marie, and a foundation that bears his name -- The Ernest Becker Foundation.
    Review quote
    "New York Times Book Review" ...a brave work of electrifying intelligence and passion, optimistic and revolutionary, destined to endure...