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The Resource Man's search for meaning, Viktor E. Frankl ; part one translated by Ilse Lasch ; foreword by Harold S. Kushner ; afterword by William J. Winslade

Man's search for meaning, Viktor E. Frankl ; part one translated by Ilse Lasch ; foreword by Harold S. Kushner ; afterword by William J. Winslade

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
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • ger
  • eng
Summary
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
Member of
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1905-1997
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Frankl, Viktor E.
Dewey number
  • 940.53/18092
  • B
Illustrations
portraits
Index
no index present
LC call number
D805.G3
LC item number
F7233 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Frankl, Viktor E.
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
  • Psychologists
  • Concentration camp inmates
  • Logotherapy
  • Meaning (Psychology)
Label
Man's search for meaning, Viktor E. Frankl ; part one translated by Ilse Lasch ; foreword by Harold S. Kushner ; afterword by William J. Winslade
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Originally published in German in 1946 under the title: Ein Psycholog erlebt das Konzentrationslager. Original English title was: From Death Camp to Existentialism" -- T.p. verso. Reprinted in paperback in 2006 with a new foreword and a new afterword
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Contents
Foreword / Harold S. Kushner -- Preface to the 1992 edition / by Viktor E. Frankl -- Experiences in a concentration camp -- Logotherapy in a nutshell -- Postscript 1984: The case for a tragic optimism -- Afterword / William J. Winslade
Control code
ocm68940601
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xvi, 165 p.
Isbn
9780807014271
Lccn
2006287144
Other physical details
port.
System control number
(OCoLC)68940601
Label
Man's search for meaning, Viktor E. Frankl ; part one translated by Ilse Lasch ; foreword by Harold S. Kushner ; afterword by William J. Winslade
Publication
Note
"Originally published in German in 1946 under the title: Ein Psycholog erlebt das Konzentrationslager. Original English title was: From Death Camp to Existentialism" -- T.p. verso. Reprinted in paperback in 2006 with a new foreword and a new afterword
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Contents
Foreword / Harold S. Kushner -- Preface to the 1992 edition / by Viktor E. Frankl -- Experiences in a concentration camp -- Logotherapy in a nutshell -- Postscript 1984: The case for a tragic optimism -- Afterword / William J. Winslade
Control code
ocm68940601
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xvi, 165 p.
Isbn
9780807014271
Lccn
2006287144
Other physical details
port.
System control number
(OCoLC)68940601

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