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Iron John - Bly, Robert

Paperback Published: 2nd August 2001
ISBN: 9780712610704
Number Of Pages: 288

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"Robert Bly writes that it is clear to men that the images of adult manhood given by popular culture are worn out, that a man can no longer depend on them. Iron John searches for a new vision of what a man is or could be, drawing on psychology, anthropology, mythology, folklore and legend. Robert Bly looks at the importance of the Wild Man (reminiscent of the Wild Woman in Women Who Run With the Wolves), who he compares to a Zen priest, a shaman or a woodman. 'This book needs to be read, I believe, not as a dry work of scholarship to be judged coolly by the mind, but as the work of a poet struggling to convey an emotional experience and lead us to what he has found within himself' Guardian 'Eclectic and unclassifiable. Iron John is a work whose mentors are the prophetic poets and crazies, William Blake and Walt Whitman' Sydney Morning Herald 'Important.timely.and powerful' New York Times"

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"This book needs to be read, I believe, not as a dry work of scholarship to be judged coolly by the mind, but as the work of a poet struggling to convey an emotional experience and lead us to what he has found within himself" * Guardian * "Eclectic and unclassifiable. Iron John is a work whose mentors are the prophetic poets and crazies, William Blake and Walt Whitman " * Sydney Morning Herald * "Important. timely. and powerful" * New York Times *

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I have read other books in this genre such as The New Manhood by Steve Biddulph. Wish I had read Iron John book years ago

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Preface
The Pillow and the Keyp. i
When One Hair Turns Goldp. 28
The Road of Ashes, Descent, and Griefp. 56
The Hunger for the King in a Time with No Fatherp. 92
The Meeting with the God-Woman in the Gardenp. 123
To Bring the Interior Warriors Back to Lifep. 146
Riding the Red, the White, and the Black Horsesp. 180
The Wound by the King's Menp. 207
Epilogue: The Wild Man in Ancient Religion, Literature, and Folk Lifep. 238
The Story of Iron Johnp. 250
Notesp. 260
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ISBN: 9780712610704
ISBN-10: 0712610707
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 2nd August 2001
Publisher: Ebury Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.9 x 12.8  x 1.8
Weight (kg): 0.21
Edition Number: 1

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