Viktor Frankl: A Life Worth Living
When he was a teenager in Austria, Viktor Frankl began developing logotherapy, a revolutionary form of psychotherapy based on the belief that humanity’s primary motivational force is the search for meaning. Unlike most forms of psychotherapy, logotherapy encourages patients to look to the future and live their lives fully, rather than relive the past. Then something happened that put Frankl’s philosophies to the test: He and his wife and parents were sent to a concentration camp.
Frankl survived; his family did not. In his grief, Viktor turned to his work. The outcome was his magnum opus: Man’s Search for Meaning, an account of life in the camps from the point of view not only of a survivor but a psychologist. The writing of this book saved Viktor in his darkest hour and was the beginning of a new start in what was to be a long and rewarding life. Man's Search for Meaning went on to become one of the most influential books of our time.
This thoroughly researched biography is a compelling account of one man’s struggles and, ultimately, his triumphant success in forging a life worth living. Author’s note, bibliography, end notes.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - CharlesHollis - LibraryThing
The author wrote largely from the standpoint of the strength of the human condition when the individual has discovered a meaning to their existence. For comparative purposes, the author examined the ... Read full review
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Many adults will remember the power of Frankl's Man's Search for Meaning when they first read it years ago. Translated from German into 27 languages, this early work of Holocaust literature sold four ... Read full review