Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl PDF eBook :
Book Name : Man’s Search for Meaning
Author : Viktor Frankl
Language : English
Genre : Classic, Biography, History, Philosophy, Memoir, Non-Fiction
Publication : Beacon Press
Pages : 184
Book Size : 1 Mb
Format : PDF
About the Book :
VIKTOR FRANKL’S Man’s Search for Meaning is one of the great books of our time. Typically, if a book has one passage, one idea with the power to change a person’s life, that alone justifies reading it, rereading it, and finding room for it on one’s shelves. This book has several such passages.
It is first of all a book about survival. Like so many German and East European Jews who thought themselves secure in the 1930s, Frankl was cast into the Nazi network of concentration and extermination camps. Miraculously, he survived, in the biblical phrase “a brand plucked from the ??re.” But his account in Man’s Search for Meaning is less about his travails, what he suffered and lost, than it is about the sources of his strength to survive. Several times in the course of Man’s Search for Meaning, Frankl approvingly quotes the words of Nietzsche: “He who has a Why to live for can bear almost any How.” He describes poignantly those prisoners who gave up on life, who had lost all hope for a future and were inevitably the first to die. They died less from lack of food or medicine than from lack of hope, lack of something to live for.
By contrast, Frankl kept himself alive and kept hope alive by summoning up thoughts of his wife and the prospect of seeing her again, and by dreaming at one point of lecturing after the war about the psychological lessons to be learned from the Auschwitz experience. Clearly, many prisoners who desperately wanted to live did die, some from disease, some in the crematoria. But Frankl’s concern is less with the question of why most died than it is with the question of why anyone at all survived.
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FOREWORD • HAROLD S. KUSHNER
PREFACE TO THE 1992 EDITION
EXPERIENCES IN A CONCENTRATION CAMP
LOGOTHERAPY IN A NUTSHELL
THE CASE FOR A TRAGIC OPTIMISM
AFTERWORD • WILLIAM J. WINSLADE
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