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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 ...Show synopsisWinner 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.Hide synopsis
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Wow. This is a bewildering psychological treatise on man's fear of death and the behaviors that the awarenessof mortality begets. I think for any student of psychology, this would be a must read. For a mere mortal like me, their were nuggets found here and there that were very valuable; most of the ...
If you can get the book cheap enough to warrant just reading the last chapter, i would recommend it. The book was too "text-booky" for my preference, but he did pull together some interesting insights in the last chapter.
I thought I was ordering a new book, but when I received the book it was clear that the book was not new. Although it was plastic wrapped and the cover and pages do not appear worn; the pages are an almost dark yellow. I was disappointed because just looking at the pages one can plainly see that the ...
This book was listed by President Bill Clinton as one of the most important books he'd ever read. Woody Allen used it in Annie Hall. During the split up scene Dianne Keaton holds up the book and says "all the books with death in the title are yours"..
The author won a Pulitzer Prize for it.
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