Man's Search for Meaning
By (author) Viktor E. Frankl
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Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl
Book DescriptionPsychiatrist Viktor Frankl's memoir has riveted generations of readers with its descriptions of life in Nazi death camps and its lessons for spiritual survival. Between 1942 and 1945 Frankl labored in four different camps, including Auschwitz, while his parents, brother, and pregnant wife perished. Based on his own experience and the experiences of others he treated later in his practice, Frankl argues that we cannot avoid suffering but we can choose how to cope with it, find meaning in it, and move forward with renewed purpose. Frankl's theory-known as logotherapy, from the Greek word logos ("meaning")-holds that our primary drive in life is not pleasure, as Freud maintained, but the discovery and pursuit of what we personally find meaningful. At the time of Frankl's death in 1997, Man's Search for Meaning had sold more than 10 million copies in twenty-four languages. A 1991 reader survey for the Library of Congress that asked readers to name a "book that made a difference in your life" found Man's Search for Meaning among the ten most influential books in America.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780807014295
(171mm x 111mm x 13mm)
Imprint: Beacon Press
Publisher: Beacon Press
Publish Date: 1-Jan-2006
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Viktor E. Frankl
Man's Search for Ultimate Meaning, Paperback (July 2011)
Presents ideas and searches for answers about life, death, faith and suffering. This book explores our sometimes unconscious desire for inspiration or revelation. It explains how we can create meaning for ourselves and, reveals how life has more to offer us than we could ever imagine.
Man's Search for Meaning, Hardback (January 2011)
A prominent Viennese psychiatrist before the war, Viktor Frankl was uniquely able to observe the way that both he and others in Auschwitz coped (or didn't) with the experience. He noticed that it was the men who comforted others and who gave away their last piece of bread who survived the longest. This work offers us a way to transcend suffering.
Doctor and the Soul, Paperback (April 2004)» View all books by Viktor E. Frankl
From psychotherapy to Logotherapy. Is there any meaning to life? In this internationally acclaimed book Dr Frankl draws on his experience in Nazi concentration camps and argues that the most important need of the individual is to find meaning to life.
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Author Biography - Viktor E. Frankl
Viktor E. Franklwas professor of neurology and psychiatry at the University of Vienna Medical School until his death in 1997. His twenty-nine books have been translated into twenty-one languages. During World War II, he spent three years in Auschwitz, Dachau, and other concentration camps. Harold S. Kushneris rabbi emeritus at Temple Israel in Natick, Massachusetts, and the author of bestselling books includingWhen Bad Things Happen to Good People, Living a Life That Matters, andWhen All You ve Ever Wanted Isn t Enough.William J. Winsladeis a philosopher, lawyer, and psychoanalyst who teaches psychiatry, medical ethics, and medical jurisprudence at the University of Texas Medical School in Galveston."
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