Willy Apollon, Danielle Bergeron, and Lucie Cantin are Training Analysts at Groupe Interdisciplinaire Freudien de Recherches et d’Interventions Cliniques et Culturelles (Gifric). Apollon is the coeditor (with Richard Feldstein) of Lacan, Politics, Aesthetics, also published by SUNY Press.
Robert Hughes is Assistant Professor of English at Augusta State University.
Kareen Ror Malone is Professor of Psychology at State University of West Georgia and coeditor (with Stephen R. Friedlander) of The Subject of Lacan: A Lacanian Reader for Psychologists, also published by SUNY Press.
Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl is a memoir of Frankl’s imprisonment in concentration camps during World War II, and a brief description of the principles of logotherapy, a school of psychotherapy that he founded.
Frankl and his family were imprisoned in concentration camps during the war. Frankl was held in several camps before he was liberated from the last in 1945. During his time in the camps, Frankl witnessed the extreme cruelty of camp guards and the prisoners who were given special status by them, also known as Capos. He also witnessed the cruelty of the prisoners to each other as they underwent the three stages of reaction to their imprisonment. These stages are denial, acceptance, and adjustment after their release.
Frankl discovered that, although the prisoners seemed completely powerless, they had the freedom to choose their reaction to their circumstances. Those prisoners who were most resilient were those who had something to live for…
PLEASE NOTE: This is key takeaways and analysis of the book and NOT the original book.
Inside this Instaread of Man's Search for Meaning:Overview of the bookImportant PeopleKey TakeawaysAnalysis of Key Takeaways