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Man's Search for Meaning

Man's Search for Meaning (Paperback, 4th ed.)

By Frankl, Viktor E.

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Psychiatrist 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 preg...nant wife perished. Based on his own experience and the experiences of those he treated 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 by the Library of Congress and the Book-of-the-Month Club 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. Born in Vienna in 1905 Viktor E. Frankl earned an M.D. and a Ph.D. from the University of Vienna. He published more than thirty books on theoretical and clinical psychology and served as a visiting professor and lecturer at Harvard, Stanford, and elsewhere. In 1977 a fellow survivor, Joseph Fabry, founded the Viktor Frankl Institute of Logotherapy. Frankl died in 1997. Harold S. Kushner is rabbi emeritus at Temple Israel in Natick, Massachusetts, and the author of several best-selling books, including When Bad Things Happen to Good People. William J. Winslade is a philosopher, lawyer, and psychoanalyst at the University of Texas Medical School in Galveston.
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ISBN 9780807014271
Released NZ 30 Jun 2006
Publisher Beacon Press
Format Paperback, 4th ed.
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ISBN-13 9780807014271
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced (on backorder); allow 4-8 weeks
Publisher Beacon Press
Imprint Beacon Press
Released 30 Jun 2006
Publication Country United States United States
Format Paperback, 4th ed.
Edition 4th ed.
Author(s) By Frankl, Viktor E.
Category Mind, Body, Spirit
Number of Pages 165
Dimensions Width: 155mm
Height: 204mm
Spine: 13mm
Dewey Code B
Weight 240g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945), Logotherapy, Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) - Psychological aspects, Frankl, Viktor Emil, Psychologists - Austria
NBS Text Mind, Body & Spirit: General
ONIX Text General/trade