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Iron John by Robert Bly

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Published by Element Books Ltd .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Gender studies

Book details:

The Physical Object
FormatHardcover
Number of Pages288
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8973799M
ISBN 10185230233X
ISBN 109781852302337

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Jul 27,  · 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 redleaf-photography.comaneously poetic and down-to-earth, combining the grandeur of myth with the practical /5(). Nov 10,  · 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 growth-to remind us of ways of knowing long forgotten, images of deep and vigorous masculinity centered in feeling and protective of the young/5. Iron John was first published in and was a bestseller, a cultural phenomena. Women read Iron John openly, hoping to glean some insider information while men read the book furtively—at least at first. By the mids, one could observe men dressed in tatters of leather, middle-aged bellies flapping in the breeze, beating drums in circles in the parks of many major, and a few minor, American . Nov 10,  · 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 .

Iron John () Robert Bly Robert Bly is a well-respected American poet. How did he come to write a self-help bestseller? 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. His resulting book about this age-old story helped establish the men’s movement, and his seminars inspired its drum-beating, tree-hugging stereotype. Complete summary of Robert Bly's Iron John. eNotes plot summaries cover all the significant action of Iron John. redleaf-photography.com will help you with any book or any question. Our summaries and. 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 redleaf-photography.comaneously poetic and down-to-earth, combining the grandeur of myth with the practical 4/5. Iron John has a thesis: U.S. fathers fail to give their sons what they need to be men. Young men need initiation into adulthood, to be welcomed among the fathers of the world, or they rage and sulk alone through life. Robert Bly was a Movement leader, and the war in Vietnam stands behind this book.

Learn about this topic in these articles: discussed in biography. In Robert Bly large as the author of Iron John: A Book About Men (, reprinted as Iron John: Men and Masculinity).Drawing upon Jungian psychology, myth, legend, folklore, and fairy tales (the title is taken from a story by the Brothers Grimm), the book demonstrates Bly’s masculinist convictions. 15 quotes from Iron John: A Book About Men: ‘What does it mean when a man falls in love with a radiant face across the room? It may mean that he has some. I consider it important for the growth into maturity for men and suggest another book to be studied after Iron John. 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. Aug 02,  · In , Jill Johnston wrote for the Book Review about Robert Bly’s book “Iron John,” in which he analyzed classic fairy tales and applied them to 20th-century masculinity.