The Denial of Death
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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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - dbsovereign - LibraryThing
One of the most important books ever written about a subject no one wants to even think about - this is at once a classic and serially out of print. Becker would say it's because people do not want to read about death. And he's right. Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - GlennBell - LibraryThing
The book is written in an academic manner and is havy in psychological jargon. He is a big fan of Otto Rank and Sigmund Freud. Some of the concepts make alot of sense and are educational. I believe ... Read full review