Iron John

    • 4.5 • 28 Ratings
    • $19.99

    • $19.99

Publisher Description

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.

GENRE
Self-Development
NARRATOR
RF
Richard Ferrone
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
12:33
hr min
RELEASED
2012
January 6
PUBLISHER
Recorded Books
SIZE
649
MB

Customer Reviews

wruggles1 ,

Best man book I’ve ever read

It really covers a lot of both masculine and feminine in men and women, with an obvious focus on men. I wish I read this decades ago.

Dayvint1 ,

Iron John

I just can’t get past how awful the reader is. He is trying to make his voice sound like some image in his head and then speaks every single sentence like it’s the most important sentence ever spoken. It pulls focus from what was written. The delivery numbs you to the content.

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