The Denial of Death
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The Denial of Death

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Description

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.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 140 x 213 x 22mm | 275g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Free PR Paperba
  • 0684832402
  • 9780684832401
  • 123,852

Review quote

Elizabeth Kubler-Ross, M.D. Author of On Death And Dying It puts together what others have torn to pieces and rendered useless. It is one of those rare masterpieces that will stimulate your thoughts, your intellectual curiosity, and last but not least, your soul...
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About 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.
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7,863 ratings
4.14 out of 5 stars
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4 29% (2,267)
3 15% (1,151)
2 5% (427)
1 3% (210)
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