The Denial of Death

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Simon and Schuster, 1 nov. 2007 - 336 pages
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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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I supremely enjoyed this book. Had me thinking all the way through. It definitely has its lulls and peaks, but overall I would recommend this to anyone who's interested. It breaks down the notion that ... Consulter l'avis complet

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Thought provoking at times, but towards the end I really was not left with a good impression. I had to remind myself that this was written in the 70's due to the extremely misguided attitude toward ... Consulter l'avis complet

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

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