The Denial of Death

The Denial of Death is a 1973 work of psychology and philosophy by Ernest Becker. It was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction in 1974, two months after the author's death. The book builds on the works of Søren Kierkegaard, Sigmund Freud, and Otto Rank.

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