Iron John

Iron John

A Book About Men

Book - 2004
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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.
Publisher: Cambridge : Da Capo Press, 2004
Edition: 1st Da Capo Press ed. --
ISBN: 9780306813764
Branch Call Number: 305.31 Bly
Characteristics: xv, 268 p


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Dec 15, 2015

This is a great book for men. It helped me understand things that I've gone through in a more meaningful way.

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