Letters from Ernest

Letters from Ernest

This series of letters introduced, edited, and annotated by his campus chaplain friend, Harvey Bates, chronicles Becker’s personal struggles in academic and spiritual realms while Viet Nam raged. In 1973, the year Denial of Death was published, they had their last exchange, as cancer suddenly snuffed out the brilliant flame. See also the transcript of the death-bed interview above. These two sources are the best we have for sensing the soul of Ernest Becker beyond his writings.

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This series of letters introduced, edited, and annotated by his campus chaplain friend, Harvey Bates, chronicles Becker’s personal struggles in academic and spiritual realms while Vietnam raged. In 1973, the year Denial of Death was published, they had their last exchange, as cancer suddenly snuffed out the brilliant flame. See also the transcript of the death-bed interview above. These two sources are the best we have for sensing the soul of Ernest Becker beyond his writings.