Ernest Becker

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Birthday
27, 1924
Birthplace
Massachusetts
Death Date
Mar 6, 1974 (49)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
27, 1924
Birthplace
Massachusetts
Death Date
Mar 6, 1974 (49)

About

Cultural anthropologist who won the Pulitzer Prize in 1974 for his book The Denial of Death in which he argues that human civilization itself is essentially an elaborate defense mechanism against the knowledge that we are mortal.

Before Fame

While serving in World War II his infantry liberated a Nazi concentration camp.

Trivia

He won the Pulitzer Prize four months after his death.

Family Life

He was married to Marie Becker-Pos.

Associated With

He often drew on the work of Sigmund Freud in his research.