Mega Dose
 
 

Recently Viewed clear list


Original Essays | September 18, 2014

Lin Enger: IMG Knowing vs. Knowing



On a hot July evening years ago, my Toyota Tercel overheated on a flat stretch of highway north of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. A steam geyser shot up from... Continue »

spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$10.50
List price: $15.00
Used Trade Paper
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
Qty Store Section
1 Burnside PSYCH- MALE PSYCH
1 Local Warehouse PSYCH- MALE PSYCH

Iron John: A Book about Men

by

Iron John: A Book about Men Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

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.

Review:

"For many men capable of responding imaginatively to allegory and myth this will be an instructive and ultimately exculpating book. Others may regard it as an inscrutable attempt, intuitive at best, to find merit in male developmental anxieties." Library Journal

Synopsis:

A new paperback edition of the timeless classic, with a new introduction that examines what it means to be a man today

Synopsis:

In "a fascinating examination of myth, literature, psychology, and anthropology" ("Newsday"), National Book Award-winning poet and translator Bly offers nothing less than a new vision of what it is to be a man. Includes a new Introduction by the author.

About the Author

Robert Bly is the author of many books of poetry. He is also a renowned translator, editor, and a founder of the Men's Movement. He lives in Minneapolis and in Moose Lake, Minnesota.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780306813764
Author:
Bly, Robert
Publisher:
Da Capo Press
Subject:
Psychology
Subject:
Men
Subject:
Gender Studies
Subject:
Men's Studies - General
Subject:
Women's Studies
Subject:
Masculinity
Subject:
Men -- United States -- Psychology.
Subject:
Gender Studies-Mens Studies
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20040731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 11.5 oz

Other books you might like

  1. Fire in the belly :on being a man Used Hardcover $2.75
  2. King, Warrior, Magician, Lover:... Used Trade Paper $7.95
  3. An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods...
    Used Trade Paper $6.95
  4. Women Who Run with the Wolves: Myths...
    Used Mass Market $3.50
  5. Character Analysis: Third, Enlarged... Used Trade Paper $11.95
  6. Meeting the Shadow (New... Used Trade Paper $6.50

Related Subjects

Health and Self-Help » Psychology » Jung and Jungians
Health and Self-Help » Psychology » Mens Studies
History and Social Science » Gender Studies » General
History and Social Science » Gender Studies » Mens Studies
History and Social Science » Sociology » General

Iron John: A Book about Men Used Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$10.50 In Stock
Product details 288 pages Da Capo Press - English 9780306813764 Reviews:
"Review" by , "For many men capable of responding imaginatively to allegory and myth this will be an instructive and ultimately exculpating book. Others may regard it as an inscrutable attempt, intuitive at best, to find merit in male developmental anxieties."
"Synopsis" by ,
A new paperback edition of the timeless classic, with a new introduction that examines what it means to be a man today
"Synopsis" by , In "a fascinating examination of myth, literature, psychology, and anthropology" ("Newsday"), National Book Award-winning poet and translator Bly offers nothing less than a new vision of what it is to be a man. Includes a new Introduction by the author.
spacer
spacer
  • back to top
Follow us on...




Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.