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Man's Search for Meaning 19 editions

Cover of: Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor Emil Frankl
About the Book

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.

19 editions First published in 1964

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1964, Hodder and Stoughton
Man's search for meaning
in English - Revised edition.
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1971, Hodder & Stoughton
Man's search for meaning
in Undetermined
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1972, Simon and Schuster
Man's search for meaning
in English - [Rev. and enl. ed.]
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April 3, 1982, Pocket
Man's Search for Meaning
Paperback in English
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1985, Pocket Books
Man's search for meaning
in English
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June 1985, Washington Square Press
Man's Search for Meaning
Paperback in English - Updated edition
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1987, Hodder and Stoughton
Man's search for meaning
in English - Rev. and enlarged ed.
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February 1993, Buccaneer Books
Man's Search for Meaning
Library Binding in English - 4th edition
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December 1, 1997, Pocket
Human Rights
Mass Market Paperback in English - Rev Upd edition
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July 1997, Blackstone Audiobooks
Man's Search for Meaning
Audio cassette in English
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February 1999, Blackstone Audiobooks
Man's Search for Meaning
Audio cassette in English
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March 30, 2000, Beacon Press
Man's Search for Meaning
Hardcover in English - Fourth edition
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August 2003, Blackstone Audiobooks
Man's Search for Meaning
Audio Cassette in English - UNABRIDGED edition
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August 2003, Blackstone Audiobooks
Man's Search for Meaning
Audio CD in English - Unabridged edition
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May 6, 2004, Rider & Co
Man's Search for Meaning
Paperback - New Ed edition
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June 14, 2006, Beacon Press
Man's Search for Meaning
Mass Market Paperback in English - 1 edition
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June 15, 2006, Beacon Press
Man's Search for Meaning
Paperback in English
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September 2006, Beacon Press
Man's Search for Meaning
Hardcover in English
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March 2008, Blackstone Audiobooks
Man's Search For Meaning
Audio CD in English - Unabridged edition

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