My favorite part of the book is when Bly encourages the reader to decide what he wants, and then pay for it. Iron John runs into trouble — into outright catastrophe — with the first word of its title. Mr Bly wants respect; he has plenty of bristles and prickles; like Bronco toilet-paper, he takes no shit from anyone.
|Date Added:||12 September 2013|
|File Size:||25.51 Mb|
|Operating Systems:||Windows NT/2000/XP/2003/2003/7/8/10 MacOS 10/X|
|Price:||Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]|
When the king returns, his daughter congratulates him on the victory.
Kitchen work and gardening more on that in a sec are not easy work and do not pay rohert. Bly states that this expulsion is similar to when a man has to go out into the world and work. A Book About Men 3. One day, he gets called before the king.
What they would like, and so would I, is for men to find out what being male entails and develop their own strength and integrity so that they can live alongside strong women in equality, balance and co-operation, with healthy conflict as it occurs. His soul is the issue. The rest of his development learning to shudder, tasting ashes, warriorhood comes jihn as a cross between adolescent fantasy and a middle-aged encounter-group session, with many a crack-up and primal scream. robeet
The hunter, protector and leader. You may find that sexist.
Return of the Male
Our children, we hope, will feel them less strongly than we feel them. And now further admitting my manhood is not at all comfortable with the idea of needing a "men's movement" and winces at the very iton. Feminist writers have done their job on Iron Johnand intelligibly. Dangerous, perhaps, but fascinating, and enlightening if read carefully, I think.
The men who may laugh at a book like this are probably the ones who need it the most. However, that doesn't mean there's no room for fresh perspective. For this there are many reasons, but let us begin with the most trivial.
See 1 question about Iron John…. I tried to like this book, but by the end, johnn this book for 2 main reasons. This is a logical fallacy that makes me more angry every time I come across it.
While I agree that this might be true, he just says it too many times for me to be able to stand reading the book without feeling like a useless piece of crap. The boy runs into the forest and calls for Iron John 3 times. My boyfriend gave this to me and said "Please read this, I think it will help you understand me. It sounds like a marvellously elemental excuse for getting away with everything.
Iron John runs into trouble — into outright catastrophe — with the first word of its title. I need a horse and armor.
Iron John: A Book About Men - Wikipedia
Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. This is the horse the boy uses to get shit done. 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. And now further admitting my manhood is not at all comfortable with the idea of needing a "men's moveme Having just pushed through the deep lakes of thought Bly makes us dwell in, and having exhausted a lot of energy traveling miles and miles of metaphor I feel short of power to describe this book.
Nuggets of wisdom scattered amid the psychobabble. There are very few men out in the world whom I can look to and say: The goal of this book is to initiate men from boyhood or pretence of manhood into manhood. In a day and age where the alpha male has been replaced by the only rational option, the beta male, Bly offers a third way, the nurturing Father. The story The Iron John story has been around in one form or another for thousands of years.
But I just can't tolerate sentences like "Men and women alike once called on men to pierce the dangerous places, carry handfuls of courage to the waterfalls, dust the tails of the wild boars".