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Man's search for meaning

Author: Viktor E Frankl
Publisher: New York : Washington Square Press/Pocket Books, 1985, ©1984.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : English : Rev. and updatedView all editions and formats
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This author'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 he labored in four different camps, including Auschwitz, while his parents, brother, and pregnant wife perished. Based on his own experience and the experiences of those he treated in his practice, he argues that we cannot avoid suffering but we can  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Personal narratives
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
OCLC Number: 1036697189
Language Note: Translation of Psycholog erlebt das Konzentrationslager.
Notes: Originally published by Beacon Press in 1959.
Description: 1 online resource (221 pages)
Contents: 1. Experiences in a concentration camp --
2. Logotherapy in a nutshell --
3. Postscript 1984. The case for a tragic optimism.
Other Titles: Psycholog erlebt das Konzentrationslager.
Responsibility: Viktor E. Frankl.
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This author'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 he labored in four different camps, including Auschwitz, while his parents, brother, and pregnant wife perished. Based on his own experience and the experiences of those he treated in his practice, 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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