Man's Search for Meaning: Young Adult Edition

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Edition: Reprint
Format: Paperback
Pub. Date: 2017-04-25
Publisher(s): Beacon Press
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Summary

A young adult 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

Viktor E. Frankl’s Man’s Search for Meaning is a classic work of Holocaust literature that has riveted generations of readers. Like Anne Frank’s Diary of a Young Girl and Elie Wiesel’s Night, Frankl’s masterpiece is a timeless examination of life in the Nazi death camps. At the same time, Frankl’s universal lessons for coping with suffering and finding one’s purpose in life offer an unforgettable message for readers seeking solace and guidance. This young adult edition features the entirety of Frankl’s Holocaust memoir and an abridged version of his writing on psychology, supplemented with photographs, a map of the concentration camps, a glossary of terms, a selection of Frankl’s letters and speeches, and a timeline of his life and of important events in the Holocaust. These supplementary materials vividly bring Frankl’s story to life, serving as valuable teaching and learning tools. A foreword by renowned novelist John Boyne provides a stirring testament to the lasting power of Frankl’s moral vision.

Author Biography

Born in Vienna in 1905, Viktor E. Frankl published more than thirty books on psychology and served as a visiting professor and lecturer at Harvard, Stanford, and other universities in the United States. Frankl died in 1997.

John Boyne is the author of five novels for young readers, including The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, a New York Times #1 best seller that was made into a feature film. His novels have been published in more than fifty languages.

Table of Contents

Foreword by John Boyne

Preface to the 1992 Edition

EXPERIENCES IN A CONCENTRATION CAMP

Logotherapy in a Nutshell (Abridged)

Afterword by William J. Winslade

Selected Writings

Glossary

Chronology of Viktor Frankl’s Life and of the Holocaust

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