Iron John by Robert Bly audiobook

Iron John: A Book about Men

By Robert Bly
Read by Richard Ferrone

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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.

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Summary

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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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Important and timely.” New York Times
“A brilliantly eclectic written meditation…An invisible contribution to the gathering public conversation about what it means to be male—or female.” Washington Post
“[A] marvelous folktale of resonant, many-layered meanings…For many men capable of responding imaginatively to allegory and myth, this will be an instructive and ultimately exculpating book.” Library Journal
“A wise and healing book full of fresh insights, Bly’s odyssey will help men grapple with identity, fatherhood, relationships and such crises as addiction and divorce.” Publishers Weekly

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Author Bio: Robert Bly

Author Bio: Robert Bly

Robert Bly is an American poet, author, activist, and leader of the mythopoetic men’s movement, most famous for Iron John: A Book About Men, which spent sixty-two weeks on the the New York Times bestseller list. In 1968 he won the National Book Award for Poetry for his collection, The Light Around the Body.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/Social Science
Runtime: 12.55
Audience: Adult
Language: English