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  • Published: 1 August 2011
  • ISBN: 9781446490549
  • Imprint: Ebury Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 192

Man's Search for Ultimate Meaning




Now reissued by Rider, one of the seminal pieces of literature to emerge from the Second World War, a moving account of Viktor Frankl's experiences in Auschwitz and what he learned from them

Viktor Frankl is known to millions as the author of Man's Search for Meaning, his harrowing Holocaust memoir. In this book, he goes more deeply into the ways of thinking that enabled him to survive imprisonment in a concentration camp and to find meaning in life in spite of all the odds. Here, he expands upon his groundbreaking ideas and searches for answers about life, death, faith and suffering. Believing that there is much more to our existence than meets the eye, he says: 'No one will be able to make us believe that man is a sublimated animal once we can show that within him there is a repressed angel.'

In Man's Search for Ultimate Meaning, Frankl explores our sometimes unconscious desire for inspiration or revelation. He explains how we can create meaning for ourselves and, ultimately, he reveals how life has more to offer us than we could ever imagine.

  • Pub date: 1 August 2011
  • ISBN: 9781446490549
  • Imprint: Ebury Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 192

About the Author

Viktor E Frankl

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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Praise for Man's Search for Ultimate Meaning

“A truly important book”

Rabbi Harold Kushner

“...to be treasured by psychologists and theologians and by men and women who wrestle with ultimate questions and encounter God as often in the question as in the answer.”

Michael Berenbaum

“Brilliant! In this book, we are privileged to share the richness of Frankl's experience and the depth of his wisdom.”

Elizabeth Kubler-Ross. MD


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