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The Resource Man's Search for Meaning

Man's Search for Meaning

Label
Man's Search for Meaning
Title
Man's Search for Meaning
Statement of responsibility
Viktor E. Frankl ; part one translated by Ilse Lasch ; foreword by Harold S. Kushner ; afterword by William J. Winslade
Title variation
Mans search for meaning
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Language
eng
Summary
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. Beacon Press, the original English-language publisher of Man's Search for Meaning, is issuing this new paperback edition with a new Foreword, biographical Afterword, jacket, price, and classroom materials to reach new generations of readers
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Internationally renowned psychiatrist, Viktor E. Frankl, endured years of unspeakable horror in Nazi death camps. During, and partly because of his suffering, Dr. Frankl developed a revolutionary approach to psychotherapy known as logotherapy. At the core of his theory is the belief that man's primary motivational force is his search for meaning
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Biography type
autobiography
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Cataloging source
DLC
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1905-1997
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  • Frankl, Viktor E
  • Kushner, Harold S
  • Winslade, William J
Dewey number
  • 940.5318092
  • 920
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Lasch, Ilse
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  • History
  • Psychology
  • Religion & Spirituality
  • Nonfiction
Target audience
adult
Label
Man's Search for Meaning
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Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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Isbn
9780807014288
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Man's Search for Meaning
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:e514e54b-840c-4b66-a0e7-38bafbf12007
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
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electronic
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9780807014288
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optical disk

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