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Viktor Frankl's Search for Meaning


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Introduction: Viktor Frankl and Man's Search for Meaning

Chapter 1. The First Attempt to Find Meaning
Chapter 2. The Second Attempt to Find meaning
Chapter 3. Frankl's Ordination: From Theory to Praxis
Chapter 4. The Third Viennese School of Psychotherapy
Chapter 5. The Doctor Perseveres
Chapter 6. Surviving and Working Through to Redemption
Chapter 7. The Flight into the Spiritual
Chapter 8. Forgetting, Reconfiguring and Vergangheitsbewaltigung
Chapter 9. Frankl in America: Transcending the Angel Beast


About the Author

Timothy Pytell is Chair of the History department at California State University, San Bernardino. He published an abridged version of this biography, titled Viktor Frankl: Das Ende eines Mythos, in German in 2005.


"As an introduction to Frankl's ideas and their relationship to broader mid-twentieth-century intellectual currents, Pytell's biography is an important contribution to the literature on Frankl and the contorted circumstances of his life." * American Historical Review

"Pytell's perceptive study should be read by any student of the Holocaust and any student of the postwar history of humanistic psychology. Pytell judges Frankl, but does so with generosity and compassion. Frankl, too, was a victim of the Holocaust." * Holocaust and Genocide Studies

"This work is a great case study in the intellectual history of the twentieth century and the impact of the Holocaust therein." * Journal of Austrian Studies

"The book has extensive notes and a major bibliography that includes interviews, periodicals, and unpublished documents. Frankl's logotherapy-from logos, meaning-emphasizes creativity, love, and our attitude toward 'unalterable fate.' Some critics view logotherapy as superficial, offering consolation more than challenge. Intellectually demanding, this is a scholarly, commendable biography and intellectual history. Lay readers will be challenged; psychologists and historians will be grateful." * Library Journal (starred review)

"Pytell's book fills an important gap in the literature on one of the most famous and, until now, least controversial psychotherapists of the twentieth century. Unlike earlier works on Frankl, this book avoids hagiography and places Frankl in the full political, social, historical, and intellectual contexts of his times. It is the first work to synthesize Frankl's life and work in his time and place." * Geoffrey Cocks, Albion College

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