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The Denial of Death

Ernest Becker


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    $38.41
PUBLISHED: 31st January 1973
ISBN: 9780684832401
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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.
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  • Paperback
    $38.41
PUBLISHED: 31st January 1973
ISBN: 9780684832401
ANNOTATION:
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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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.

Publisher 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.

Author Biography

After receiving a Ph.D. in Cultural Anthropology from SyracuAfter receiving a Ph.D. in Cultural Anthropology from Syracuse University, Dr. Ernest Becker (1924-1974) taught at the Use University, Dr. Ernest Becker (1924-1974) taught at the University of California at Berkeley, San Francisco State Colniversity of California at Berkeley, San Francisco State College, and Simon Fraser University, Canada. He is survived bylege, and Simon Fraser University, Canada. He is survived by his wife, Marie, and a foundation that bears his name -- Th his wife, Marie, and a foundation that bears his name -- Th

Review

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. Albuquerque Journal Book Review ...to read it is to know the delight inherent in the unfolding of a mind grasping at new possibilities and forming a new synthesis. The Denial of Death is a great book -- one of the few great books of the 20th or any other century. New York Times Book Review ...a brave work of electrifying intelligence and passion, optimistic and revolutionary, destined to endure... 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...

Prizes

Winner of Pulitzer Prize General Non-Fiction Category 1974

Product Details

Author
Ernest Becker
Short Title
DENIAL OF DEATH
Publisher
Free Press
Language
English
ISBN-10
0684832402
ISBN-13
9780684832401
Media
Book
Format
Paperback
Year
1973
Publication Date
1973-01-31
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Pages
336
Residence
US
Edition
New edition
Audience
General/Trade