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Iron John - A Book About Men (Paperback, New edition)
Iron John - A Book About Men (Paperback, New edition): Robert Bly
Iron John - A Book About Men (Paperback, New edition): Robert Bly

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Iron John - A Book About Men (Paperback, New edition)

Robert Bly

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American poet and storyteller Bly analyses the development of men and masculinity through the ages; in particular, he explores the symbolism in the Grimm brothers' tale 'Iron John'. 'What I am suggesting is that every modern male has a large primitive being at the bottom of his psyche,' Bly tells us. But this is no textbook; it is the work of a poet well versed in legend and psychology struggling to look into his own soul. (Kirkus UK)
In this deeply learned book, poet and translator Robert Bly offers nothing less than a new vision of what it is to be a man.Bly's vision is based on his ongoing work with men and reflections on his own life. He addresses the devastating effects of remote fathers and mourns the disappearance of male initiation rites in our culture. Finding rich meaning in ancient stories and legends, Bly uses the Grimm fairy tale "Iron John," in which the narrator, or "Wild Man," guides a young man through eight stages of male growth, to remind us of archetypes long forgotten-images of vigorous masculinity, both protective and emotionally centered.Simultaneously poetic and down-to-earth, combining the grandeur of myth with the practical and often painful lessons of our own histories, Iron John is a rare work that will continue to guide and inspire men-and women-for years to come.

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Imprint: Element Books
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: June 1993
Authors: Robert Bly
Dimensions: 180 x 110mm (L x W)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 288
Edition: New edition
ISBN-13: 978-1-85230-419-5
Barcode: 9781852304195
Categories: Promotions
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Gender studies > Men's studies
LSN: 1-85230-419-7

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