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    DescriptionWith a new Foreword by Harold S. Kushner and a new Biographical Afterword by William J. Winslade 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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    Man's Search for Meaning
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Viktor E. Frankl
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 165
    Width: 104 mm
    Height: 170 mm
    Thickness: 10 mm
    Weight: 91 g
    ISBN 13: 9780807014295
    ISBN 10: 080701429X

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25320
    BIC E4L: PAR
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T10.0
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    DC22: B
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    BIC subject category V2: VX
    Libri: ENGM1075
    B&T General Subject: 670
    Ingram Theme: TOPC/HOLOCT
    BISAC V2.8: PSY031000, REL040000
    DC21: 150.195
    Abridged Dewey: 302
    BISAC V2.8: HIS043000
    Libri: HOLO4078, UEBE4100, ERIN2018
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    BISAC V2.8: BIO006000, BIO026000
    Libri: ERIN2060
    BISAC V2.8: PSY010000
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    LC classification: D810.J4 F72713 2006
    Thema V1.0: VX, DNBH
    Beacon Press
    Imprint name
    Beacon Press
    Publication date
    14 June 2006
    Publication City/Country
    Boston, MA
    Author Information
    Viktor E. Frankl was professor of neurology and psychiatry at the University of Vienna Medical School until his death in 1997. His twenty-nine books have been translated into twenty-one languages. During World War II, he spent three years in Auschwitz, Dachau, and other concentration camps. Harold S. Kushner is rabbi emeritus at Temple Israel in Natick, Massachusetts, and the author of bestselling books including "When Bad Things Happen to Good People, Living a Life That Matters, " and "When All You've Ever Wanted Isn't Enough. " William J. Winslade is a philosopher, lawyer, and psychoanalyst who teaches psychiatry, medical ethics, and medical jurisprudence at the University of Texas Medical School in Galveston.
    Review quote
    One of the great books of our time. --Harold S. Kushner, author of "When Bad Things Happen to Good People" "One of the outstanding contributions to psychological thought in the last fifty years."--Carl R. Rogers (1959) "An enduring work of survival literature." --"New York Times" "An accessible edition of the enduring classic. The spiritual account of the Holocaust and the description of logotherapy meets generations' need for hope."--Donna O. Dziedzic (PLA) AAUP Best of the Best Program