Author(s): Becker Ernest
Challenging the Freudian school of thought, this book portrays humans as constantly struggling against inherent ambiguities in themselves and the world, while trying to define themselves to achieve immortality. It sees the denial of death as man's attempt to distinguish himself beyond the grave.
Winner of Pulitzer Prize General Non-Fiction Category 1974.
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.