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Iron John

Robert Bly

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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.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Richard Ferrone

Length:

12h 34m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

08:57


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

17:43


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

18:23


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

26:12


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

18:09


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

28:25


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

14:18


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

24:25


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

17:54


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

22:39


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

17:41


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

25:51


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

14:20


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

22:17


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

22:03


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

21:19


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

22:15


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

25:30


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

13:12


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

17:19


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

21:00


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

07:57


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

17:46


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

16:55


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

26:26


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

16:13


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

22:10


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

18:44


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

23:15


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

17:51


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

22:37


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

17:40


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

25:28


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

14:55


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

11:05


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

15:36


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

16:29


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

18:21


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

23:30


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

01:15