Man's Search for Meaning

ISBN-13: 9780807014295

ISBN-10: 080701429X

Author: Viktor E. Frankl

Edition: 1

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Beacon Press
Paperback 184 pages
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Acknowledged author Viktor E. Frankl wrote Man's Search for Meaning comprising 184 pages back in 2006. Textbook and etextbook are published under ISBN 080701429X and 9780807014295. Since then Man's Search for Meaning textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.


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.