Man's Search for Meaning: A Young Adult Edition

Man's Search for Meaning: A Young Adult Edition

by Viktor E. Frankl, John Boyne

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A young readers’ edition of the best-selling classic about the Holocaust and finding meaning in suffering, with a photo insert, a glossary of terms, a chronology of Frankl’s life, and supplementary letters and speeches

The Library of Congress called it “one of the ten most influential books in America”; the New York Times pronounced it “an enduring work of survival literature”; and O, The Oprah Magazine praised it as “one of the most significant books of the twentieth century.” Man’s Search for Meaning has long riveted readers with its descriptions of life in Nazi death camps and its lessons for spiritual survival. This new young readers’ edition brings a beloved classic to a new generation of readers, offering a universal tribute to coping with suffering and finding one’s purpose. An abridged text of the original book (emphasizing Frankl’s personal story, while omitting some material on his psychological theory of logotherapy) is presented here, along with supplemental materials that vividly bring Frankl’s story to life, and a foreword by prominent young adult author John Boyne. Man’s Search for Meaning: A Young Readers’ Edition will help readers ages twelve to eighteen grasp Frankl’s enduring lessons on perseverance and strength with clarity and depth.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780807067550
Publisher: Beacon Press
Publication date: 04/25/2017
Sold by: Penguin Random House Publisher Services
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 342,401
File size: 3 MB
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

About the Author

Viktor Emil Frankl, MD, PhD, was professor of neurology and psychiatry at the University of Vienna Medical School and visiting professor at Harvard and universities in Pittsburgh, San Diego, and Dallas. During World War II he spent three years in various concentration camps, including Theresienstadt, Auschwitz, and Dachau. Frankl founded the psychotherapeutic school of logotherapy, often called the “Third Viennese School” (after Freud’s psychoanalysis and Adler’s individual psychology). Throughout his life, he received twenty-nine honorary doctorates from universities in all parts of the world. Frankl authored thirty-nine books that have been published in forty languages.

Table of Contents

Foreword by John Boyne

Preface to the 1992 Edition


Logotherapy in a Nutshell (Abridged)

Afterword by William J. Winslade

Selected Writings


Chronology of Viktor Frankl’s Life and of the Holocaust

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