“When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves": First Edition of Viktor Frankl's Classic Work trotzdem Ja zum Leben sagen: Ein Psychologe erlebt das Konzentrationslager
Trotzdem Ja Zum Leben Sagen: Ein Psychologe erlebt das Konzentrationslager (Man’s Search For Meaning).
Frankl, Viktor E.
Item Number: 97475
Wien: Deuticke Verlag, 1946.
True first edition of Frankl’s classic work, later translated Man’s Search For Meaning. Octavo, original wrappers. In very good condition. First editions are rare.
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, 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. "An enduring work of survival literature" (New York Times).