Posts Tagged ‘Viktor Frankl’

Viktor Frankl, Auschwitz, Meaning, and Autobibliotherapy

August 13th, 2009

I finished Man’s Search For Meaning. It’s difficult to write about this book. Nothing I could say (because of my mercurial methods, and today I am at neither poles) would do this book justice. Nor do I have the ability to articulate without glaring exclusion the full influence this book has had on me. So without the ability, or the desire to spend the next several weeks attempting to properly express with completeness the profundity of this book, I’ll simply say this: I’ve completed book #33, and it was amazing.

Additionally, it is usually the case that I finish one book and immediately start another. That’s usually the case. In this case I won’t be able to move forward as quickly. There is an afterglow that refuses to dissipate. There are ideas that I need to cultivate. Simply put, it must be read again. And immediately. There’s no rule that says I can’t read #33 twice. #34 (Pilgrim at Tinker Creek) will have to wait until the weekend. Sorry, Annie Dillard, but I’m going back to Auschwitz and existentialism. I have much more to learn, all over again.

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Man’s Brian’s Search For Meaning

August 10th, 2009

My previous book was the longest read I’ve had this year. 13 Days. So I’m welcoming the seemingly succinct Man’s Search For Meaning. This book came from the “important books” campaign I started a couple weeks ago and quickly moved to the start of the line after being emphasized by Ana as an absolute-must. (Hi Ana!)

I feel fiction in my future.

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