Viktor E. Frankel - Man's Search For Meaning (Standard 2nd Hand Paperback)
A prominent Viennese psychiatrist before the war, Viktor Frankl was uniquely able to observe the way that both he and others in Auschwitz coped with the experience.
He noticed that it was the men who comforted others and who gave away their last piece of bread who survived the longest.
Man's Search for Meaning is a 1946 book by Viktor Frankl chronicling his experiences as a prisoner in Nazi concentration camps during World War II, and describing his psychotherapeutic method, which involved identifying a purpose in life to feel positive about, and then immersivily imagining that outcome.
- Format : Standard 2nd Hand Paperback
- Condition : Very Good
- Category : Non-Fiction : War & Civil War
- Published : 1946 (This Edition 2004 - Rider / Ebury Publishing)
- ISBN : 9781844132393
- SKU : B002379
- PPC : LL250gm
- RRP : £7.99
- Quantity Available : 1 only.
"If there ever were a universal reading list of existential essentials, Man’s Search for Meaning would, without a shadow of a doubt, be on it." - Brain Pickings
"You are led through Viktor Frankl's brave and stark account of life amidst the brutality and cruelty of concentration camps, to see that even there, in the worst of places, human beings are hardwired to find meaning. In fact, you see that those who did, and who found the deepest inner strength, sometimes survived even when their physical bodies were challenged by disease and starvation. This is a man, a psychiatrist, truly fit to speak about how to find meaning and hope in life. He has been to hell and back. This is no textbook, ivory tower author. He leads us out of the concentration camps to see how meaning can be found in even the most painful and seemingly hopeless situations. No situation is beyond the ability to see a meaning in it. You see that it is ok to be suffering. That is not to glorify suffering, but you can see how any suffering becomes bearable if you are led to see a meaning in it." - Ebay Review.
Viktor Emil Frankl was an Austrian neurologist, psychiatrist, philosopher, author, and Holocaust survivor. He was the founder of logotherapy, a school of psychotherapy which describes a search for a life meaning as the central human motivational force.