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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 ...Show synopsisRobert 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.Hide synopsis
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I found IRON JOHN very readable from the very beginning. I even read parts aloud to some women acquaintances and they almost "howled" in agreement. It's a great conversation starter for opening up "male" topics that are traditionally ackward.
I belong to a book club of mostly women and this was a recent pick. I was very much looking forward to reading this "classic" . I even purchased a rare hardcover through Alibris assuming I would want a nice copy for my library. While it was obviously well thought out and researched, I felt it could ...
Iron John is simply the best book about masculinity ever written. I first read this book as a 20 year old and have returned to it many times. It is a book that will grow with the man.
It is rare to find a book that is ?pro? something without being ?anti? something else. Bly does not fall into the trap ...
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