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Man's search for meaning

Author: Viktor E Frankl
Publisher: Boston : Beacon Press, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In 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,  Read more...
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Frankl, Viktor E. (Viktor Emil), 1905-1997.
Man's search for meaning.
Boston : Beacon Press, ©2006
(DLC) 2006287144
(OCoLC)68940601
Named Person: Viktor E Frankl; Viktor E Frankl
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Viktor E Frankl
ISBN: 9780807014288 0807014281
OCLC Number: 804824222
Notes: "First published in German in 1946 under the title: Ein Psycholog erlebt das Konzentrationslager. Original English title was: From Death-Camp to Existentialism"--Title page verso.
Reprinted in paperback in 2006 with a new foreword and a new afterword.
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 165 pages) : portrait
Contents: Foreword / Harold S. Kushner --
Preface to the 1992 edition --
Experiences in a concentration camp --
Logotherapy in a nutshell --
Postscript 1984: The case for a tragic optimism --
Afterword / William J. Winslade.
Other Titles: From Death Camp to Existentialism.
Psycholog erlebt das Konzentrationslager.
Responsibility: Viktor E. Frankl ; part one translated by Ilse Lasch ; foreword by Harold S. Kushner ; afterword by William J. Winslade.
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In 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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