The Denial of Death
ISBN: 0684832402
EAN13: 9780684832401
Language: English
Publication Date: May 8, 1997
Pages: 336
Dimensions: 0.75" H x 8.50" L x 5.50" W
Weight: 0.65 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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Book Overview
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.