Front cover image for Man's search for meaning

Man's search for meaning

Viktor E. Frankl's Man's Search for Meaning is a classic work of Holocaust literature. Like Anne Frank's Diary of a Young Girl and Elie Wiesel's Night, Frankl's masterpiece is an examination of life in the Nazi death camps. At the same time, Frankl's universal lessons for coping with suffering and finding one's purpose in life offer an unforgettable message for readers seeking solace and guidance. This young adult edition features the entirety of Frankl's Holocaust memoir and an abridged version of his writing on psychology, supplemented with photographs, a map of the concentration camps, a glossary of terms, a selection of Frankl's letters and speeches, and a timeline of his life and of important events in the Holocaust. These supplementary materials bring Frankl's story to life, serving as valuable teaching and learning tools
Print Book, English, 2017
Young readers edition View all formats and editions
Beacon Press, Boston, 2017
Young adult literature
Grades 9-12.
xvii, 159 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
9780807067994, 0807067997
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
First published in Germany in 1946 as Trotzdem Ja zum Leben sagen: Ein Psychologe erlebt das Konzentrationslager ("Saying yes to life in spite of everything: a psychologist experiences the Concentration Camp"). First English-language edition published as From Death-Camp to Existentialism: A Psychiatrist's Path to a New Therapy (Boston: Beacon Press, 1959)