Summary of Viktor E. Frankl's Man's Search for Meaning by Sumoreads
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Viktor E. Frankl's haunting and in-depth book, "Man's Search for Meaning" draws on his own experiences as a prisoner in Auschwitz to help form Logotherapy, a new school of psychological thought on the meaning of life.

This SUMOREADS Summary & Analysis offers supplementary material to "Man's Search for Meaning" to help you distill the key takeaways, review the book's content, and further understand the writing style and overall themes from an editorial perspective. Whether you'd like to deepen your understanding, refresh your memory, or simply decide whether or not this book is for you, SUMOREADS Summary & Analysis is here to help. Absorb everything you need to know in under 20 minutes!

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Executive Summary of the original book Editorial Review Key Takeaways & Analysis from each section Key Structure & Themes A short bio of the the author Original Book Summary Overview
Victor Frankl’s seminal 1955 work "Man’s Search for Meaning" is considered a Modern day classic—and with good reason. A clinical psychologist with a doctorate in Philosophy, Frankl recounts his harrowing experience in concentration camps in World War II. His purpose is not primarily historical, but psychological. Frankl desires to explicate the effect on the human psyche of life at the limit of existence. Even within the concentration camp, Frankl argues, a person can find meaning in their life, and correspondingly, a reason to go on. The latter section of the book relates how Frankl’s form of existential clinical psychology, ‘Logotherapy,’ takes as its guiding principle the ‘will to meaning’ that allowed him and others to persevere amidst the horror of the holocaust.

The work should captivate anyone looking to understand the modern human condition—and especially their own condition. It describes the psychological realities of the experience of the holocaust, and connects this to the ‘vacuum of existence’ experienced in the modern world. Amateur or even professional philosophers, psychologists, and historians, take note: Frankl’s work is an essential touchstone. What’s more, Frankl’s ideas are an excellent lesson in how to put complex ideas into relatable, digestible form.

BEFORE YOU BUY: The purpose of this SUMOREADS Summary & Analysis is to help you decide if it’s worth the time, money and effort reading the original book (if you haven’t already). SUMOREADS has pulled out the essence—but only to help you ascertain the value of the book for yourself. This analysis is meant as a supplement to, and not a replacement for, "Man's Search for Meaning."

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Published July 14, 2017 by SUMOREADS. 20 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction