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The Denial of Death

Becker, Ernest.

New York : Free Press, c1985.

xiv, 314 p. ; 21 cm.

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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. 10345.

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ISBN:

978-0-02-902380-8 (pbk.)

ISBN:

978-0-02-902380-8 (pbk.)

Dewey Class No:

128.5

Author:

Becker, Ernest.

Title:

The Denial of Death / Ernest Becker.

Publisher:

New York : Free Press, c1985.

Physical:

xiv, 314 p. ; 21 cm.

Notes:

Eleventh pbk. printing. Cf. t.p. verso.

Notes:

Copyright year: p. 4 of cover.

Notes:

Originally published, 1973.

Notes:

Companion vol.: Escape from evil.

BibliogrphyNote:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 286-304) and index.

Summary:

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. 10345.

Subject:

Kierkegaard, SĀ²ren,--1813-1855.

Subject:

Freud, Sigmund,--1856-1939.

Subject:

Death Aging

Subject:

Wisdom

Subject:

Mental illness.

Subject:

Heroes--Psychology.

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