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Yes to life : in spite of everything

by Frankl, Viktor E. 1905-1997,

Format: Print Book 2020
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Find hope even in these dark times with this rediscovered masterpiece, a companion to his international bestseller Man's Search for Meaning .

Eleven months after he was liberated from the Nazi concentration camps, Viktor E. Frankl held a series of public lectures in Vienna. The psychiatrist, who would soon become world famous, explained his central thoughts on meaning, resilience, and the importance of embracing life even in the face of great adversity.

Published here for the very first time in English, Frankl's words resonate as strongly today--as the world faces a coronavirus pandemic, social isolation, and great economic uncertainty--as they did in 1946. He offers an insightful exploration of the maxim "Live as if you were living for the second time," and he unfolds his basic conviction that every crisis contains opportunity. Despite the unspeakable horrors of the camps, Frankl learned from the strength of his fellow inmates that it is always possible to "say yes to life"--a profound and timeless lesson for us all.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Less than a year after his liberation from a Nazi concentration camp, psychiatrist Frankl delivered the three lectures in this slim book. They present the central elements of his psychotherapeutic thought as borne out by his camp experiences. From early in his career, Frankl was concerned with suicide prevention, very successfully once he concluded that what is essential to living is the individual's belief that life is meaningful. These lectures, as he summarily says of them, argue from the cases of particular patients and camp survivors who found that choosing a meaning for life enables one to "--despite hardship and death (first lecture), despite suffering from physical or mental illness (second lecture), or under the fate of the concentration camp (third lecture)--say yes to life." Shortly after, Frankl expanded these lectures into Man's Search for Meaning, an international success that by the time of his death in 1997 had sold 10 million copies. Though also severely criticized, his psychoanalytic method, logotherapy ("talk therapy"), has been adapted successfully by many psychological practitioners."
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "Based on three public lectures delivered in Vienna in 1946, this slim, powerful collection from Austrian neurologist and psychiatrist Frankl (Man's Search for Meaning) attests to life's meaning, even in desperate circumstances. Coming less than a year after Frankl's liberation from Auschwitz, Frankl's writings address a postwar "spiritually bombed out" audience that knows the evils of which humanity is capable. Frankl (1905--1997) claims that it is not humanity's role to question life's meaning, but rather it's life that demands people reflect on their purpose. Frankl posits three ways in which humans find meaning: through work; through experiencing nature, art, or love; and through how they accept unwelcome circumstances. He offers an example of a patient of his who lived a meaningful life: a graphic designer who had fallen ill and, no longer able to work, enjoyed reading and music; when dying, he asked for his final morphine shot at the doctor's convenience, thus thinking of others at his last hour. An afterward by Frank Vesely, Frankl's son-in-law, attests to how Frankl's own sense of purpose helped him survive both the Holocaust and subsequent losses. This lovely work transcends its original context, offering wisdom and guidance. (May)"
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Additional Information
Subjects Meaning (Psychology)
Resilience (Personality trait)
Self-help publications.
Instructional and educational works.
Publisher Boston :2020
Other Titles Über den Sinn des Lebens.
Contributors Goleman, Daniel, writer of introduction.
Vesely, Franz, writer of afterword.
Young, Joelle, translator.
Language English
Translated from the German.
Description 127 pages ; 23 cm
ISBN 9780807005552
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