The Denial of Death
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The Denial of Death

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Winner 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.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 139.7 x 215.9 x 19.05mm | 294.83g
  • Simon & Schuster Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0684832402
  • 9780684832401
  • 4,974

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The Chicago Sun-Times It is hard to overestimate the importance of this book; Becker succeeds brilliantly in what he sets out to do, and the effort was necessary.show more

About Ernest Becker

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.show more

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