4 May 2022

May book recommendation

Viktor E. Frankl: Man's Search for Meaning

A prominent Viennese psychiatrist before the war, Viktor Frankl was uniquely able to observe the way that he and other inmates coped with the experience of being in Auschwitz. He noticed that it was the men who comforted others and who gave away their last piece of bread who survived the longest - and who offered proof that everything can be taken away from us except the ability to choose our attitude in any given set of circumstances. The sort of person the prisoner became was the result of an inner decision and not of camp influences alone. Only those who allowed their inner hold on their moral and spiritual selves to subside eventually fell victim to the camp's degenerating influence - while those who made a victory of those experiences turned them into an inner triumph. Frankl came to believe that man's deepest desire is to search for meaning and purpose. This outstanding work offers us all a way to transcend suffering and find significance in the art of living.

Bestsellers’ recommendation

Tapolyai Emőke: Harmóniában múltunkkal, jelenünkkel, jövőnkkel

Our losses and negative experiences teach us that we are hoping in vain for a better future. What can the youth - who has no idea of ​what a healthy relationship is like, because they have never seen a sincere bond between man and woman - trust in? How should a couple move on, when they are told they cannot have a child? Is the mourner able to live contentedly with and in spite of their loss? What should you hang on to when you feel like you’re in a “Roman arena” every day because of your job, your relationship, or your marriage?  Our past is a defining part of our present, our life - just as our attitude to the present determines our future. But how should we deal with our past to raise our hopes?And what should we do with our present to seize tomorrow?

Sigmund Freud: Five Lectures on Psycho-Analysis

In 1909 Freud delivered five lectures at Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts. He spoke on the foundations of psychoanalysis, and the lectures were published the following year. Until the far more extensive Introductory Lectures on Psycho-Analysis, Five Lectures on Psycho-Analysis was the authoritative summary of Freud's ideas, and it remains a lucid general introduction.


Szvoren Edina: Mondatok a csodálkozásról

No one is wondering at anything in Edina Szvoren’s latest writings, yet the writings make us wonder.

The volume consists of two parts: Ohrwurm notes and seven longer short stories. How many things can cause a horse to panic? Why do the blind travel on the chairlift? What are the consequences of moving to a lower house?  The short stories teach us what impact a video player, brought from outside the Iron Curtain, has on a family’s life.  What can be done if a mother is too annoyed by her son’s hair, or what the hardcover volumes of the Illuminated Chronicle can be used for.

It is a surprising and breathtaking reading.  

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