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The Denial of Death

The Denial of Death

Author(s) Ernest Becker
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Published 2007-11-01
ISBN 9781416590347
Page Count336
Language en
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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.