Check out my Man's Search for Meaning book summary and review  that I created to help you understand the basics of this great book.Man's Search for Meaning (original German title "...trotzdem Ja zum Leben sagen. Ein Psychologe erlebt das Konzentrationslager") is a book written by the Austrian psychiatrist Viktor Emil Frankl, published in Germany in 1946.

Man's Search for Meaning book


 Man's Search for Meaning book summary

 The first edition of the book was so successful that a second edition was instantly published; however, the second edition did not have the expected success. Frankl immediately spoke to his publisher, Deuticke, about his frustration at the failure. After the disappointment with the German publication,

the book was translated into English under the name Del campo de la muerte alexistentencialismo and into Spanish as "Del campo de la muerte alexistentencialismo", between 1955 and 1959, and sold somewhat better. than the previous one. This edition sold a few hundred more copies, but still did not find its audience.

 Consequently, the book was classified as a sick book, which is understood within the editorial context as a book that will not have a mass audience, but will have few readers. But some time later, at the request of Professor Gordon Allport, in 1961, Beacon Press considered publishing the book on one condition:

 Frankl had to add an autobiographical account where he evidenced the basic notions of logotherapy and existential analysis. After that, the book was re-released under the title El hombre en search for meaning and in Spanish as El hombre en search for meaning.

 The success was absolute. and shocking, the sum of copies sold in the United States exceeded the figure of nine million copies. One hundred and forty-nine editions were subsequently registered, translated into more than 20 languages. It came to be considered an exemplary and paradoxical story, and also as one of the ten most influential books in the entire United States.

Its importance is such that the Library of Congress in Washington has declared it one of the ten most influential books in the United States.1

The man in search of meaning narrates personal experiences, the story of a concentration camp seen from the inside. The book is divided into two parts, in the first the author is based on 3 parts known as: first, second and third phase,

 trying to answer the question: How does daily life in a concentration camp affect the mind? And to the psychology of the average prisoner? In the book it is mentioned that all the events described took place in small camps, where the extermination actually took place; and not in the vast and famous fields that everyone has heard of.

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