From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Denial of Death, a penetrating and insightful perspective on the source of evil in our world."A profound, nourishing book...absolutely essential to the understanding of our troubled times." -Anais Nin"An urgent essay that bears all the marks of a final philosophical raging against the dying of the light." -Newsweek"Brilliant and challenging...adds another bit of reason to balance destruction...It is, in the best sense of the words, both scientific and philosophical...of the highest importance." -Los Angeles Times
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.