The Denial of Death

The Denial of Death Author Ernest Becker
ISBN-10 0684832402
ISBN-13 9780684832401
Year 1997-05-08
Pages 336
Language English
Publisher Free Press
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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