Man’s Search for Meaning

By | November 30, 2017
Man's Search for Meaning Author Viktor E. Frankl
ISBN-10 080701429X
ISBN-13 9780807014295
Year 2006-06-01
Pages 184
Language English
Publisher Beacon Press
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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 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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