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Man's search for meaning

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A book for finding purpose and strength in times of great despair, the international best-seller is still just as relevant today as when it was first published. "This is a book I reread a lot . . . it gives me hope . . . it gives me a sense of strength." --Anderson Cooper, Anderson Cooper 360/CNN This seminal book, which has been called "one of the outstanding contributions to psychological thought" by Carl Rogers and "one of the great books of our time" by Harold Kushner, has been translated into more than fifty languages and sold over sixteen million copies. "An enduring work of survival literature," according to the New York Times , Viktor Frankl's riveting account of his time in the Nazi concentration camps, and his insightful exploration of the human will to find meaning in spite of the worst adversity, has offered solace and guidance to generations of readers since it was first published in 1946. At the heart of Frankl's theory of logotherapy (from the Greek word for "meaning") is a conviction that the primary human drive is not pleasure, as Freud maintained, but rather the discovery and pursuit of what the individual finds meaningful. Today, as new generations face new challenges and an ever more complex and uncertain world, Frankl's classic work continues to inspire us all to find significance in the very act of living, in spite of all obstacles. A must-read companion to this classic work, a new, never-before-published work by Frankl entitled Yes to Life: In Spite of Everything , is now available in English.
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Grouping Titlemans search for meaning
Grouping Authorviktor e frankl
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Grouping LanguageEnglish (eng)
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auth_author2Frankl, Viktor E. 1905-1997.
Kushner, Harold S.,
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Lasch, Ilse,translator.
Pisano, Helen,translator.
Winslade, William J.,author of afterword, colophon, etc.
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display_descriptionIn this work, a Viennese psychiatrist tells his grim experiences in a German concentration camp which led him to logotherapy, an existential method of psychiatry. This work has riveted generations of readers with its descriptions of life in Nazi death camps and its lessons for spiritual survival. Between 1942 and 1945 the author, a psychiatrist labored in four different camps, including Auschwitz, while his parents, brother, and pregnant wife perished. Based on his own experience and the stories of his many patients, he 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. His 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.
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ils:.b14521003BookBooksEnglishBeacon Press, [2014]xvi, 180 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm.
ils:.b14286488BookBooksEnglishBeacon Press, c2006.xvi, 165 p. : port. ; 22 cm.
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subject_facetConcentration camp inmates -- Biography
Frankl, Viktor E. -- (Viktor Emil), -- 1905-1997
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Personal narratives
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Psychological aspects
Meaning (Psychology)
Psychologists -- Austria -- Biography
title_displayMan's search for meaning
title_fullMan's Search for Meaning
Man's search for meaning / Viktor E. Frankl ; part one translated by Ilse Lasch ; foreword by Harold S. Kushner ; afterword by William J. Winslade
Man's search for meaning / Viktor E. Frankl ; part one translated by Ilse Lasch ; foreword by Harold S. Kushner ; afterword by William J. Winslade ; selected letters, speeches, and essays translated by Helen Pisano
title_shortMan's search for meaning
topic_facetConcentration camp inmates
Frankl, Viktor E
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
Meaning (Psychology)
Psychological aspects
Religion & Spirituality