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.

Author: Ernest Becker

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 141659034X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 336

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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.

Shakespeare the Denial of Death

Examines how Shakespeare dramatizes the strategies people use to deal with death's inevitability, discusses the nature of Shakespearean tragedy, and also looks at the theme of immortality.

Author: James L. Calderwood

Publisher: Univ of Massachusetts Press

ISBN: 9780870235832

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 233

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Examines how Shakespeare dramatizes the strategies people use to deal with death's inevitability, discusses the nature of Shakespearean tragedy, and also looks at the theme of immortality.

The Denial of Death

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Reel to Real

Author: Bell Hooks

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A Denial of Death

Helen Binney projected a powerful image as the former governor's wife, and she's not about to let a little thing like illness force her into doing anything less now.

Author: Gin Jones

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781500836719

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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Helen Binney projected a powerful image as the former governor's wife, and she's not about to let a little thing like illness force her into doing anything less now. While her pushy nieces think she's at death's door, her handsome lawyer friend thinks she's a hot magnet for trouble...and her new gal-pals think she's a brilliant amateur detective! When those new gals give her an interesting project, Helen can't refuse proving her usefulness to the nay-sayers in her life. She quickly dives into investigating the disappearance of a member of their charitable knitting group. But when the yarn trail leads to a husband in denial, a secret bank account, and a shallow grave, it's clear that someone else sees Helen in yet another unflattering light: as a threat that needs to be permanently neutralized! If Helen can keep her wits about her, she may be able to untangle herself from one sticky situation, and catch a killer in the process.

Death and Denial

Analyzes the impact of the theory of Generative Death Anxiety on the humanities and social sciences.

Author: W. D. Wright

Publisher: Praeger Publishers

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Category: Social Science

Page: 301

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Analyzes the impact of the theory of Generative Death Anxiety on the humanities and social sciences.

A Letter to a Friend including the denial of certain doctrines imputed to several persons lately in communion with a dissenting church in this city Signed A Christian

adopting the same opinion , says , “ without this , there would be confusion , and
a multiplication of Gods : for if there were ... with strong crying and tears , unto
Him that was able to save him from death , and was heard , in that he feared : and
at ...

Author: CHRISTIAN.

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The Autobiography of a Schizoid Personality

about heroism in one of Hemingway's novels when I noticed that it correlated
closely with one of the main themes in Becker's book The Denial of Death. After
deciding to use this book to write a paper entitled Hemingway's Search for Heroic
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Author: Larry Polin

Publisher: B&R Samizdat Express

ISBN: 1455448265

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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This is the remarkable story of an individual who experienced severe stress starting in the womb. Growing up in a highly dysfunctional family, he used intellectualization as a defense against overwhelming emotional pain. A high academic achiever, this young man was on the Dean’s List at Brown University when he suffered a catastrophic neurological collapse. Labeled as schizophrenic, he was on the verge of death as his twentieth birthday approached. Starting to jog, he avoided his demise. Four years later, this individual found psychoanalyst Erich Fromm’s The Sane Society while browsing in a bookstore. Unable to work or communicate normally with people, he began a long intellectual odyssey which ultimately involved the reading of thousands of books about American society. Miraculously transformed by a bodywork technique developed by Moshe Feldenkrais, he continued to live with severe stress due to his lack of social skills and the crazy-making institutions of an aggressive society. Nine years after relearning to use his body properly, this man discovered psychoanalyst Alice Miller’s For Your Own Good: Hidden Cruelty in Child-rearing and The Roots of Violence. Reading many other books about child abuse and human development, he began to understand the reasons which had caused his ordeal. This engrossing story is a unique combination of memoir and academic study. People interested in psychology, education, human development, American culture, and social criticism will find much to ponder in it.

The Craft of Dying

[“A Course on Death,” Newsweek, May 8, 1972]8 Or this commentary from a
brochure promoting an Association for Humanistic Psychology sponsored
conference on “The Art of Dying”: The denial of any significant part of ourselves,
individually ...

Author: Lyn H. Lofland

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262537346

Category: Social Science

Page: 168

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The fortieth-anniversary edition of a classic and prescient work on death and dying. Much of today's literature on end-of-life issues overlooks the importance of 1970s social movements in shaping our understanding of death, dying, and the dead body. This anniversary edition of Lyn Lofland's The Craft of Dying begins to repair this omission. Lofland identifies, critiques, and theorizes 1970s death movements, including the Death Acceptance Movement, the Death with Dignity Movement, and the Natural Death movement. All these groups attempted to transform death into a “positive experience,” anticipating much of today's death and dying activism. Lofland turns a sociologist's eye on the era's increased interest in death, considering, among other things, the components of the modern “face of death” and the “craft of dying,” the construction of a dying role or identity by those who are dying, and the constraints on their freedom to do this. Lofland wrote just before the AIDS epidemic transformed the landscape of death and dying in the West; many of the trends she identified became the building blocks of AIDS activism in the 1980s and 1990s. The Craft of Dying will help readers understand contemporary death social movements' historical relationships to questions of race, class, gender, and sexuality and is a book that everyone interested in end-of-life politics should read.

The Mine and the Mirror

Author: Mary Claire Leming

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Category: Death in literature

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The Works of that Learned and Judicious Divine Mr Richard Hooker

With an Account of His Life and Death Richard Hooker, Izaak Walton. 32 . 642
Mutual Connection of ... The denial of his death and passion “ inferreth the denial
of his rising from the depth . Where“ upon it followeth , that thou also deny his ...

Author: Richard Hooker

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Ecce Homo a denial of the peculiar doctrines of Christianity A review Reprinted from the Blackburn Times

În denying this doctrine , which is the sion ; the charm in that condescension lay
in fundamental one of Christianity ... Christ is in fact represented one who had the
power to escape death ; this he only as a martyr , not even distinguished from ...

Author: James Kirkland GLAZEBROOK

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Escape from Evil

An exploration of the natural history of evil.

Author: Ernest Becker

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Category: Psychology

Page: 188

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An exploration of the natural history of evil.

The Creative Myth and the Cosmic Hero

Becker's hypothesis about psychic and spiritual unity within the Rankian idea of a hero provides the framework for this book.

Author: Ron Evans

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated

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Category: Psychology

Page: 145

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Becker's hypothesis about psychic and spiritual unity within the Rankian idea of a hero provides the framework for this book. By extending Rank's and Becker's conceptions of heroism from a developmental process involving a «World Hero Child,» through a Monomythic narrative sequence (Campbell, 1968), and on into the literary texts of American fiction, this book illustrates Becker's wisdom. At the same time, it explores the implications that remain undeveloped in Becker's The Denial of Death, implications about gender, about modern technocratic life and about popular culture as blocks to heroism. The result is a synthesis of mythic-textual-psychoanalytical theory into a belief system that is perpetuated by resonant readings.

The American View of Death Acceptance Or Denial

practices which appear to reveal a denial of death ' s reality . Demands for
revisions or reforms in these customs are neither loud nor constant from the
general population ; when changes are called for , the attack on present practices
is ...

Author: Richard G. Dumont

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Category: Death

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The Worm at the Core

The Worm at the Core asks how humans can learn to live happily while being intelligently aware of our impending doom, how knowledge of death affects the decisions we make every day, and how we can stop fear and anxiety overwhelming us' ...

Author: Sheldon Solomon

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141981636

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

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Proof of a ground-breaking psychological theory: that the fear of death is the hidden motive behind almost everything we do. 'A joy ... The Worm at the Core asks how humans can learn to live happily while being intelligently aware of our impending doom, how knowledge of death affects the decisions we make every day, and how we can stop fear and anxiety overwhelming us' Charlotte Runcie, Daily Telegraph 'Provocative, lucid and fascinating' Financial Times 'An important, superbly readable and potentially life-changing book . . . suggests one should confront mortality in order to live an authentic life' Tim Lott, Guardian 'Deep, important, and beautifully written ... utterly original' Daniel Gilbert

The Ernest Becker Reader

These late works, however, were built on a distinguished body of earlier books, essays, and reviews.

Author: Daniel Liechty

Publisher: University of Washington Press

ISBN: 0295801840

Category: Social Science

Page: 248

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Ernest Becker (1924-1974) was an astute observer of society and human behavior during America�s turbulent 1960s and 1970s. Trained in social anthropology and driven by a transcending curiosity about human motivations, Becker doggedly pursued his basic research question, "What makes people act the way they do?" Dissatisfied with what he saw as narrowly fragmented methods in the contemporary social sciences and impelled by a belief that humankind more than ever needed a disciplined, rational, and empirically based understanding of itself, Becker slowly created a powerful interdisciplinary vision of the human sciences, one in which each discipline is rooted in a basic truth concerning the human condition. That truth became an integral part of Becker's emerging social science. Almost inadvertently, he outlined a perspective on human motivations that is perhaps the most broadly interdisciplinary to date. His perspective traverses not only the biological, psychological, and social sciences but also the humanities and educational, political, and religious studies. Ernest Becker is best known for the books written in the last few years before his death from cancer, including the highly praised Pulitzer Prize-winning volume The Denial of Death (1974) and Escape from Evil (1975). These late works, however, were built on a distinguished body of earlier books, essays, and reviews. The power and strength of Becker�s ideas are fully present in his early works, which underlie his later contributions and give direction for interpreting the development of his ideas. Although Ernest Becker's life and career were cut short, his major writings have remained continually in print and have captured the interest of subsequent generations of readers. The Ernest Becker Reader makes available for the first time in one volume much of Becker�s early work and thus places his later work in proper context. It is a major contribution to the ongoing interest in Becker's ideas.

Elements of Theology

In some texts the denial lasting life , and foreordained others to everis direct , and
in others it is by the clearest lasting death , and that the number thus inplication .
Take the declaration of God elected and reprobated “ is so certain and to Cain .

Author: Luther Lee

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Category: Theology, Doctrinal

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The Development of a Concept of Death in Selected Groups of Mexican American and Anglo American Children

children of the same chronological age . While no difference was found between
the two groups in the denial of their own death , it was found that Mexican
American children denied significantly more frequently that all people would die
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Author: Richard A. Robinson

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Category: Children and death

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A Conceptual Framework for Death Education for Nurses

While many have called ours a death - denying society bent on ignoring ,
avoiding and denying death ( Feifel , 1965 ; Weisman , 1972 ; Becker , 1973 ) ,
Kubler - Ross suggests that this increasing denial is a device man uses to protect
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Author: Aurora Barbara Coyne

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Category: Death

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