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Iron John: A Book About Men by Robert Bly

Iron John: A Book About Men (original 1990; edition 1990)

by Robert Bly

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Title:Iron John: A Book About Men
Authors:Robert Bly
Info:Perseus Books (1990), Edition: Second Edition, Hardcover, 268 pages
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Tags:Men's studies, Sociology, u

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Iron John: A Book About Men by Robert Bly (1990)



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Social commentary on masculine culture ( )
  JackSweeney | Jan 10, 2017 |
I read this in 2004. I didn't like it much then. Now I decided to read I again as my wife and I are expecting a son in Feb and it was awesome. ( )
  aegossman | Feb 25, 2015 |
I can see how someone would really like and get a lot out of this book. For me, the mix of legend and self-help was more frustrating than compelling. ( )
  Audacity88 | Apr 9, 2013 |
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  jmcdbooks | Jan 27, 2013 |
A leading light in the latest revolution about masculinity. Documents how the transition from boyhood to adult manhood has become blurred. Observes self-awareness practices. ( )
  buderimmensshed | Jan 16, 2012 |
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Robert Blyprimary authorall editionscalculated
Cumpston, CopenhaverCover designersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Harvey, MillicentPhotographersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Söderberg, LasseTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Timmermann, KlausÜbersetzersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Waldman, BruceCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Wasel, UlrikeÜbersetzersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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We are living at an important and fruitful moment now, for it is clear to men that the images of adult manhood given by the popular culture are worn out; a man can no longer depend on them.
We talk a great deal about "the American man," as if there were some constant quality that remained stable over decades, or even within a single decade.
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Here, using the Grimm Fairy tale "Iron John" as a vehicle, Bly explores the myths and cultural underpinnings of a distinctly vigorous male mode of feeling, a combination of fierceness and tenderness long since sacrificed to the demands of the industrial revolution.

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On the role of the male mentor, the author seeks to discover the truths about masculinity that gets beyond the stereotypes of our popular culture.

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