Rider buys Frankl's Man's Search for Ultimate Meaning

Rider buys Frankl's Man's Search for Ultimate Meaning

<p>Rider Books has acquired a collection of essays and writings by Viktor Frankl, author of Holocaust survival memoir, <em>Man&#39;s Search for Meaning.</em><br /> <br />Commissioning editor Sue Lascelles bought UK &amp; Commonwealth rights from Isabelle Bleecker at Perseus. <em>Man&#39;s Search for Ultimate Meaning</em> will be published in July 2011 as a &pound;9.99 paperback original, and features Frankl&#39;s writings on everything from &quot;dreams to God&quot;, according to Lascelles.<br /><br />Rider is also reissuing his bestselling <em>Man&#39;s Search for Meaning</em> as hardback gift edition on 20th January priced &pound;10.99, which will include a new foreword from historian Sir Martin Gilbert as well as letters and speeches by Frankl translated into English for the first time. The book is a memoir of his experiences in Auschwitz and the thinking which led him to want to survive even in such bleak conditions.<br /> <br />Lascelles said: &quot;I think he&#39;s got a really timely message for our uncertain times. I&#39;m delighted that we&#39;re going to be bringing this important sequel to Viktor Frankl&#39;s memoir to a new generation of readers. In explaining the thinking that enabled him to find meaning in life in spite of all the odds, Frankl&#39;s message seems especially relevant today.&quot;</p>