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Viktor Frankl's Search for Meaning: An Emblematic 20th-Century Life

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Viktor Frankl's Search for Meaning: An Emblematic 20th-Century Life by Timothy Pytell

First published in 1946, Viktor Frankl's memoir Man's Search for Meaning remains one of the most influential books of the last century, selling over ten million copies worldwide and having been embraced by successive generations of readers captivated by its author's philosophical journey in the wake of the Holocaust. This long-overdue reappraisal examines Frankl's life and intellectual evolution anew, from his early immersion in Freudian and Adlerian theory to his development of the "third Viennese school" amid the National Socialist domination of professional psychotherapy. It teases out the fascinating contradictions and ambiguities surrounding his years in Nazi Europe, including the experimental medical procedures he oversaw in occupied Austria and a stopover at the Auschwitz concentration camp far briefer than has commonly been assumed. Throughout, author Timothy Pytell gives a penetrating but fair-minded account of a man whose paradoxical embodiment of asceticism, celebrity, tradition, and self-reinvention drew together the complex strands of twentieth-century intellectual life.

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Pages: 216
Size: 791 KB
Publisher: Berghahn Books
Date published:   2015
ISBN: 2370007188857 (DRM-EPUB)
9781782388319 (DRM-PDF)

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