From January 28, 2014. This is the first post in the series I wrote on Becker. From today on, I will reblog posts from my archives on Becker. Maybe some of you will be turned on to read Becker’s books: Escape From Evil and The Denial of Death.
So, for the next 30 days (probably more) at the rate of one quote per day, I’m going to go through Ernest Becker’s Escape From Evil (EFE) drawing out quotes I feel are particularly powerful. Becker’s widow and her publisher published EFE in 1975 a year after Becker’s death from cancer in a Vancouver hospital. I consider EFE to be one of the 5 non-fiction books that has had the greatest impact on me. I’ve read hundreds, if not thousands, of books and many have moved me, but not many to the extent that this book has. Sometime, I’ll discuss the other four, but for now, it’s Becker I want to deal with.
My plan is to start on page 1 and go through the book until I get to page 170, the last page of text, pulling out quotes that strike me as particularly interesting and that will contribute…
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