The Denial of Death

Version: Unabridged
Author: Ernest Becker
Narrator: Raymond Todd
Genres: Non-Fiction, Psychology, Social Science
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Published In: September 2005
# of Units: 10 CDs
Length: 11 hours, 46 minutes
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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 thirty years after its writing.

Author Details

Author Details

Becker, Ernest

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.