Man's Search For Meaning

    Man's Search For Meaning  (English, Paperback, Viktor E Frankl)

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    • Language: English
    • Binding: Paperback
    • Publisher: Ebury Publishing
    • ISBN: 9781846041242, 1846041244
    • Edition: 1, 2008
    • Pages: 160
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    Man’s Search For Meaning, written by Viktor E. Frankl, is a gripping personal account, chronicling the struggle to survive at a Nazi concentration camp, which helped the author develop his psychotherapeutic method and logotherapy.

    Summary Of The Book

    On the surface, Frankl’s Man’s Search For Meaning is a memoir about surviving the Holocaust. On a philosophical level however, the author uses his experiences to identify psychological reactions to the terrors of a concentration camp, which were experienced by his fellow inmates. These experiences helped Frankl develop his psychotherapeutic methods, which would later help him become an important figure in the existential therapy arena.

    The first part is titled, Experiences In A Concentration Camp. In this section, Frankl begins his memoir by vividly describing some of the horrific events that occurred in various concentration camps. Frankl was a neurologist and psychiatrist. As a result, he was sent to various camps to treat sick and ailing inmates. During his three years in captivity, Frankl paid particular attention to the behaviour of various inmates. From his observations, he made some significant deductions, which contributed to the humanistic movement.

    Firstly, he realized that inmates who comforted others seemed to endure the trauma better and were more likely to survive. On the contrary, inmates who had become physically and psychologically overpowered by their circumstances, were most likely to die. Frankl also identified three common psychological reactions experienced by most inmates. He pointed out that upon first entering the camp, individuals experience a shock. After acclimating themselves to camp life, inmates develop an apathetic response, while only caring about the survival of their close relatives and friends. Frankl termed the final reaction as depersonalization, in which the inmate experiences bitterness and moral deformity.
    In the second part titled, Logotherapy in a Nutshell, Frankl talks in detail about various aspects of logotherapy, and how the meaning of life can be obtained from such harrowing experiences.

    Man’s Search For Meaning has sold more than ten million copies worldwide. It has also been translated into over 20 languages, and can be found in many influential book club lists.

    About Viktor E. Frankl

    Viktor Emil Frankl was an author, neurologist, and psychiatrist of Austrian descent.

    Some of his other titles are Man’s Search For Ultimate Meaning, The Doctor And The Soul: From Psychotherapy To Logotherapy, and Viktor Frankl Recollections: An Autobiography.

    Franklcompleted his medical training at the University of Vienna. After completing his neurology residency, he set up a practice in Vienna.

    During the Holocaust, Frankl, his wife, brother, and parents were all sent to the concentration camps. There, he worked as a prisoner therapist, first as a general practitioner, and then as a psychiatrist. Frankl lost his entire family, except his sister, during the Holocaust. After the 1945 liberation, Frankl began working on Man’s Search For Meaning, while working at a Neurology clinic in Vienna. He received many honours for his contributions, including the Oskar Pfister Award and the Honorary Citizen of the City of Vienna. Later, he had remarried and had a daughter. Frankl passed away in 1997, due to heart failure.

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      • Viktor Frankl was born in Vienna in 1905 and was Professor of Neurology and Psychiatry at the University of Vienna Medical School. His wife, father, mother and brother all died in Nazi concentration camps, only he and his sister survived, but he never lost the qualities of compassion, loyalty, undaunted spirit and thirst for life (earning his pilot\'s licence aged 67). He died in Vienna in 1997.
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    Must read

    One of the best books i have read.
    This is a masterpiece.

    It is truly inspirational.
    It is always on the top 100 must read categories of books all around and there is a reason that its there.

    Viktor.E.Frankl has captured the psychological and spiritual and inspirational aspects of life of a person who went through holocaust.
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    Fazin Ashraf

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    Excellent, a must-read Master Piece

    I consider the opportunity to read & understand the Master Piece of Dr. Viktor E. Frankl is in itself, a blessing.

    " The way in which a man accepts his fate & all the suffering it entails, even under the most difficult circumstances, add a deeper Meaning to his life. "

    Though i am restricted by a limited exposure, iam confident ,that, this book is a pinnacle in understanding Human Psychology.
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    Nalan Kumaar

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    29 Feb, 2012

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    Beautiful

    This is a rare book. I felt privileged and happy to have read it.
    The book is author's personal account of surviving the concentration camp and he shares his fears and triumphs with humility and grace. a truly truly inspiring read.
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    Ayush Bisaria

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    Quality

    Bad quality paper
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    shiv

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    Classy product

    Really helpful
    If u want to read one book in this year go for it surely the best book of its kind
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    Man's Search For Meaning (English)

    Greatly inspiring book ! Teaches one the true meaning of life. The details about life in Nazi camps teaches us to deal with adverse situations in life.
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    AN AMAZINGLY INSPIRATIONAL BOOK

    This is one of THE BEST book I have read in a long time -highly inspirational, truly autobiographical , and admirably free from any kind of self projection . A short book of about 160 pages , it carries within its pages profound yet simple truths of life written in a very reader friendly style . The central theme of the book --gathered from the author`s own experience and observation in the concentration camps of Hitler --is that even the worst happening of anyone`s life cannot take away from...
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    NATARAJAN V

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    Fair

    I have not yet read it but I am giving this rating to book build quality. I think the price is very high according to quality of this book its look like book is made up of recycle paper. Even study books have better quality then this book as compare price. No doubt book maybe a Masterpiece.
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    Kamesh Sharma

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    best seller

    This is one of THE BEST book I have read in a long time -highly inspirational, truly autobiographical , and admirably free from any kind of self projection . A short book of about 160 pages , it carries within its pages profound yet simple truths of life written in a very reader friendly style . The central theme of the book --gathered from the author`s own experience and observation in the concentration camps of Hitler --is that even the worst happening of anyone`s life cannot take away from...
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    Sunil Singh

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    12 Apr, 2016

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    READ IT TO HAVE A BROADER VIEW OF LIFE

    first part tells about the day to day experience at the concentration camp, so its quite thrilling and inspiring but second part is about a psychological therapy- LOGOTHERAPY that needs a lot patience to be completely understood and is quite philosophical but you can definitely go for this TIMELESS CLASSIC.
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