I am proud only of those days that pass in undivided tenderness. Here, using the grimm fairy tale iron john as a vehicle, bly explores the myths and cultural underpinnings of a distinctly vigorous male mode of feeling, a. Bly had been giving talks on mythology to supplement his income, and found that the brothers grimm tale iron john hit a nerve with men. Find all the books, read about the author, and more. Robert bly was born in western minnesota in 1926 to parents of norwegian stock. Drawing upon jungian psychology, myth, legend, folklore, and fairy tales the title is taken from a story by the brothers grimm, the book demonstrates blys masculinist convictions. The complete how to kill book 1992 kill without joy. Iron john childrens books grimm, the brothers iron john. Robert bly is the author of numerous books of poetry, including the light around the body, winner of the national book award, and talking into the ear of the donkey. A book about men made him internationally famous, long before he was taken up as the popular bard of the new age movement. It until then i purchased it from amazon and began reading, ive realized i just embark onto the greatest pieces of paper.
Blys vision is based on his ongoing work with men, as well as on reflections on his. Iron john, a short work of psychological, literary and anthropological speculation by the poet robert bly, dominated the new york times bestseller list for nearly a year and made, as we shall see, a significant impact on many. A book about men by robert bly at the best online prices at ebay. Iron john, a short work of psychological, literary and anthropological speculation by the poet robert bly, dominated the new york times bestseller list for nearly a year and made, as we shall see, a significant impact on many aspects of american life. A book about men and millions of other books are available for amazon kindle. Iron john even though the wild man as a masculine archetype has largely disappeared from western culture, we do not have to go back too far in our history to find traces of it. Drawing upon jungian psychology, myth, legend, folklore, and fairy tales the title is taken. Disturbing both personally and historically, the commentary reminds us that the mythology we have inherited is often defective. A couple good friends recommended iron john by robert bly to me, and i recently finished it.
Awardwinning poet and translator robert bly offers nothing less than a new vision. In what is arguably his most culturally significant publication, bly reprints a prechristian northern european folktale, iron john, and addresses each and all of the major plot elements in. I dont have a strong opinion one way or another about the seven aspects of manhood he presentsi cant confirm or deny them. Robert bly poet, storyteller and mythologist takes us on an imaginative and disturbing journey in this live recording. Publication date 1990 topics men, masculinity, men. Women read iron john openly, hoping to glean some insider information while men read the book furtivelyat least at first. I ran into a book no more mr nice guy by robert glover, where he mentioned his book a couple times. Topics iron john collection opensource language english. In iron john, robert bly presented a moderately interesting idea in a very unsatisfying way. In addition to being one of our finest poets, robert bly has, over the last 10 years, inspired through talks, workshops. The rest is about an opportunistic career in an unspecified profession in a more modern setting. Description download robert bly iron john a book about men comments. A book about men, which was an international bestseller and a pioneering work in the mens movement.
A book about men is a book by american poet robert bly published in 1990 by addisonwesley, and is his bestknown work. Alphavilles 1994 song iron john starts with a sketchy retelling of the first half of the story. Robert bly, renowned poet and author of the groundbreaking bestseller iron john, mingles essay and verse to explore the shadow the dark side of the human pers. One story reports that the very moment we are born a. Iron john isbn 9780712610704 pdf epub robert bly ebook. Iron john a book about men by robert bly addisonwesley. He enlisted in the navy in 1944 and spent two years there. 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. These are just a short purview of the wide sweeping topics within the spheres of mens lives the robert bly covers. Start your 48hour free trial to unlock this robert bly study guide. Blys vision is based on his ongoing work with men and reflections on his own life. 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.
Poet robert bly has for a number of years now worn another hat. Over time bleje became blye in illinois, soon wearing away to bly, becommg indistinguishable from the english irish nominative form, as in captain bly. Austin mens center helps men come to terms with their. The question is, what does it lead to for men and for women. A book about men 1990, reprinted 2001 as iron john. The 25th anniversary edition of the groundbreaking new york times bestseller, with a new afterword by the authorwhich offers a new vision of what it is to be a manin 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. The classic story being used by mens groups today is from grimms fairy tales.
Bly published his bestselling book about male initiation iron john in. In this deeply learned book, poet and translator robert bly offers nothing less than a new vision of what it is to be a. Robert bly looks at the importance of the wild man reminiscent of the wild woman in women who run with the wolves, who. In 1991, robert bly analyzed the story in iron john. Iron john the pillow and the key 1 iron john a book about men even in our era the agreedon model has changed drastically. Bly utilizes the grimm brothers fairy tale iron john as the vehicle to explore the stages that lead to selffulfillment in men. Iron john 1990 robert bly robert bly is a wellrespected american poet. Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read iron john. Bly uses the grimm fairy tale iron johnin 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. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. Please see wikipedias template documentation for further citation fields. To be honest did not give iron john a chance for about 6 months.
Bly s vision is based on his ongoing work with men, as well as on reflections on. By the mid1990s, one could observe men dressed in tatters of leather, middleaged bellies flapping in. Report robert bly iron john a book about men please fill this form, we will try to respond as soon as possible. Robert bly, american poet, translator, editor, and author, perhaps best known to the public at large as the author of iron john. Young men need initiation into adulthood, to be welcomed among the fathers of the world, or they rage and sulk alone through life. In this national bestseller, robert bly explores the idea of the missing father in contemporary society. See all 2 formats and editions hide other formats and editions.
The complete how to kill book 0873646479, 9780873646475 paladin press, 1992 john minnery now. A book about men by robert bly free pdf d0wnl0ad, audio books. Robert blys long epilogue with alzheimers disease the. The book for further reading is by clarissa pinkola estes women who run with the wolves a brilliant bedside bible, full of stages of growth to pick yours from. Robert bly 1990 chapter one the pillow and the key we talk a great deal about the american man, as if there were. Robert blys iron john is a work which outlines eight processes of the psychosocial development of men. I consider it important for the growth into maturity for men and suggest another book to be studied after iron john. Bly uses the grimm fairy tale iron johnin 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. The book uses a fairy tale from the brothers grimm to outline the parts of what bly believes make a whole and wholesome man. The basis of blys text is taken from ten years of observation and discussion in male group therapy settings. Iron john a book about man pdf, 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. He draws upon a cornucopia of legend and literature as varied as the poetry of william blake, jungian psychology, and sioux initiation rituals to encourage men in their pursuit of the. Bly, roberts father, was born in illinois, probably in 1901 but no later than 1905.
It was a dense, interesting book examining modern masculinity and what men and women can learn about manhood from myths and stories of cultures around the world. Iron john searches for a new vision of what a man is or could be, drawing on psychology, anthropology, mythology, folklore and legend. His resulting book about this ageold story helped establish the mens movement, and his seminars inspired its drumbeating, tree. A book about men, edition 3 ebook written by robert bly.1466 1004 997 857 93 377 1262 1486 1331 117 340 189 115 542 1251 873 871 525 1266 866 1182 1024 970 509 526 1495 29 358 394 1086 146 1088 392 330 74 670 503 275 740 149 650 731 492 216 660 312