Iron John: A Book about Men

Iron John: A Book about Men Author Robert Bly
ISBN-10 0306824264
ISBN-13 9780306824265
Year 2015-11-10
Pages 304
Language English
Publisher Da Capo Press
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In this timeless and deeply learned classic poet and translator Robert Bly offers nothing less than a new vision of what it means to be a man Bly s vision is based on his ongoing work with men as well as on 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 a mentor or Wild Man guides a young man through eight stages of male growthto remind us of ways of knowing long forgotten images of deep and vigorous masculinity centered in feeling and protective of the young At once down to earth and elevated combining the grandeur of myth with the practical and often painful lessons of our own histories Iron John is an astonishing work that will continue to guide and inspire menand womenfor years to come

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