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Robert Bly (1926–2021)

Forfatter af Iron John: A Book About Men

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Robert Bly lives on a farm in his native state of Minnesota. He edited The Seventies magazine, which he founded as The Fifties and in the next decade called The Sixties. In 1966, with David Ray, he organized American Writers Against the Vietnam War. The Light Around the Body, which won the National vis mere Book Award in 1968, was strongly critical of the war in Vietnam and of American foreign policy. Since publication of Iron John: A Book About Men (1990), a response to the women's movement, Bly has been immensely popular, appearing on talk shows and advising men to retrieve their primitive masculinity through wildness. Bly is also a translator of Scandinavian literature, such as Twenty Poems of Tomas Transtromer. Through the Sixties Press and the Seventies Press, he introduced little-known European and South American poets to American readers. His magazines have been the center of a poetic movement involving the poets Donald Hall, Louis Simpson, and James Wright. (Bowker Author Biography) vis mindre
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Værker af Robert Bly

Iron John: A Book About Men (1990) — Forfatter — 2,026 eksemplarer
A Little Book on the Human Shadow (1988) 406 eksemplarer
The Rag and Bone Shop of the Heart: A Poetry Anthology (1992) — Redaktør — 383 eksemplarer
The Sibling Society (1996) 290 eksemplarer
The Kabir Book: Forty-Four of the Ecstatic Poems of Kabir (1977) — Adaptation — 284 eksemplarer
The Best American Poetry 1999 (1999) — Redaktør — 208 eksemplarer
Neruda and Vallejo: Selected Poems (1971) — Redaktør — 173 eksemplarer
Selected Poems (1986) 158 eksemplarer
The Light Around the Body (1967) 133 eksemplarer
Morning Poems (1997) 123 eksemplarer
The Man in the Black Coat Turns (1981) 101 eksemplarer
Loving a Woman in Two Worlds (1985) 93 eksemplarer
Lorca & Jimenez: Selected Poems (1973) — Redaktør — 81 eksemplarer
What Have I Ever Lost by Dying? (1992) 77 eksemplarer
Angels of Pompeii (1992) 74 eksemplarer
Mirabai: Ecstatic Poems (2004) 64 eksemplarer
Friends, You Drank Some Darkness (1975) — Redaktør — 46 eksemplarer
The Morning Glory: Prose Poems (1975) 45 eksemplarer
Air Mail. Breve 1964-1990 (2001) — Forfatter — 41 eksemplarer
Jumping Out of Bed (1973) 26 eksemplarer
The teeth-mother naked at last (1970) 22 eksemplarer
Of Solitude and Silence (1981) — Forfatter — 10 eksemplarer
Point Reyes Poems (1974) 10 eksemplarer
Old Man Rubbing His Eyes (1975) 9 eksemplarer
Six-Figure Consultant (1998) 7 eksemplarer
Turkish Pears in August (2007) 6 eksemplarer
Ten Love Poems (1981) 5 eksemplarer
The Urge to Travel Long Distances (2005) 4 eksemplarer
A Gathering of Men (1994) 3 eksemplarer
Op zoek naar de man (1991) 3 eksemplarer
Call and Answer 3 eksemplarer
Mirabai Versions (1984) 3 eksemplarer
Men and the Life of Desire (1991) 2 eksemplarer
First Ramages of Robert Bly (1983) 2 eksemplarer
Remembering James Wright (1991) 2 eksemplarer
Poems of Kabir 2 eksemplarer
Sleepers Holding Hands (1972) 1 eksemplar
The Fifties #1 1 eksemplar
The Divine Child (1991) 1 eksemplar
Prosadikter (1977) 1 eksemplar
The Sixties Number Ten (1968) 1 eksemplar
©rgmees : raamat meestest (2002) 1 eksemplar
Crysanthemums. 1 eksemplar
Mannen (1992) 1 eksemplar
Horace's Poem On Anger (2000) 1 eksemplar
The Whole Moisty Night (1983) 1 eksemplar
Kabir: Ecstatic Poems (2011) 1 eksemplar
Love of Minute Particulars (1985) 1 eksemplar
The Power of Shame (2008) 1 eksemplar
Human Shadow (1991) 1 eksemplar
Krig och tystnad 1 eksemplar

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Literature: An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, and Drama (1995) — Bidragyder, nogle udgaver902 eksemplarer
Poetry 180: A Turning Back to Poetry (2003) — Bidragyder — 759 eksemplarer
World Poetry: An Anthology of Verse from Antiquity to Our Time (1998) — Bidragyder — 437 eksemplarer
A Pocket Book of Modern Verse (1954) — Bidragyder, nogle udgaver435 eksemplarer
Contemporary American Poetry (1962) — Bidragyder, nogle udgaver380 eksemplarer
180 More: Extraordinary Poems for Every Day (2005) — Bidragyder — 357 eksemplarer
City Lights Pocket Poets Anthology (1995) — Bidragyder — 344 eksemplarer
The Portable Sixties Reader (2002) — Bidragyder — 319 eksemplarer
The Best American Poetry 2001 (2001) — Bidragyder — 219 eksemplarer
The Best American Poetry 1998 (1998) — Bidragyder — 160 eksemplarer
American Religious Poems: An Anthology (2006) — Bidragyder — 160 eksemplarer
Secrets of the Talking Jaguar (1998) — Forord — 158 eksemplarer
The Best American Poetry 2008 (2008) — Bidragyder — 134 eksemplarer
The Best American Poetry 1992 (1992) — Bidragyder — 101 eksemplarer
Soul: An Archaeology--Readings from Socrates to Ray Charles (1994) — Bidragyder — 100 eksemplarer
The Heath Anthology of American Literature, Concise Edition (2003) — Bidragyder — 66 eksemplarer
The Erotic Impulse: Honoring the Sensual Self (1992) — Bidragyder — 52 eksemplarer
The Ecopoetry Anthology (2013) — Bidragyder — 47 eksemplarer
The Angels Knocking on the Tavern Door: Thirty Poems of Hafez (2008) — Oversætter, nogle udgaver47 eksemplarer
Growing Up in Minnesota: Ten Writers Remember Their Childhoods (1976) — Bidragyder — 32 eksemplarer
No Boundaries: Prose Poems by 24 American Poets (2003) — Bidragyder — 29 eksemplarer
The spirit of the valley: The masculine and feminine in the human psyche (1979) — Forord, nogle udgaver27 eksemplarer
The Best Spiritual Writing 2012 (2011) — Bidragyder — 25 eksemplarer
Inheriting the Land: Contemporary Voices from the Midwest (1993) — Bidragyder — 16 eksemplarer
The Analog Sea Review: Number Two (2019) — Bidragyder — 12 eksemplarer
Alfabet op de rug gezien (1995) — Bidragyder — 10 eksemplarer
The Voices (1977) — Oversætter, nogle udgaver10 eksemplarer
Handspan of Red Earth: An Anthology of American Farm Poems (1991) — Bidragyder — 7 eksemplarer
Antaeus No. 69, Fall 1992 (1992) — Bidragyder — 6 eksemplarer
New World Writing : 15 (1959) — Bidragyder — 4 eksemplarer
The Paris Review 32 1964 Summer-Fall (1964) — Bidragyder — 4 eksemplarer
Peace or perish : a crisis anthology — Bidragyder — 3 eksemplarer
October Day And Other Poems (1981) — Redaktør — 3 eksemplarer
Moons and lion tailes ; number 4 (1976) — Bidragyder — 2 eksemplarer
Five points : a journal of literature & arts : vol. 7 no. 2 (2003) — Bidragyder — 2 eksemplarer
Dacotah territory 5 summer-fall 1973 — Bidragyder — 1 eksemplar
Kayak 12 — Bidragyder — 1 eksemplar

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This is one I read some time ago and cannot recall enough about to review.
mykl-s | Aug 10, 2023 |
I wanted to like Bly so much. He's a good poet, and (in contrast to his cartoonish reputation as a drum-circle men's advocacy godfather) seems to have a good handle on the mysterious power of age-old gender stereotypes over the human psyche. (Jungians call these stereotypes archetypes.) Unfortunately, this book is blather and twaddle. Blather: he frequently interrupts his arguments to quote approvingly and at length from his own poetry, which he clearly sees as God's primary gift to the modern world. Twaddle: well, consider this: "Thousands, even millions of men projected their internal feminine on to Marilyn Monroe. If a million men do that, and leave it there, it's likely she will die. She died. Projections without personal contact can damage the person receiving them....We have to say also that Marilyn Monroe called for these projections as part of her power longing...In the economy of the psyche her death was inevitable and even right. No single human being can carry so many projections—that is, so much unconsciousness—and survive." If you can read such stuff without projecting the book, quite consciously, into the nearest trash can, hats off to you.… (mere)
john.cooper | 5 andre anmeldelser | Jul 9, 2023 |
Los roles y valores que nuestra cultura ha venido convencionalmente asignando a la mujer y al hombre ya no son válidos. Y si bien desde la aparición del movimiento feminista se han escrito gran cantidad de obras cuestionando la imagen tradicional femenina y aportando muy válidas vislumbres de la nueva mujer -la mujer del siglo XXI-, poco o nada relevante se había aportado respecto a la correspondiente nueva masculinidad. Robert Bly llena por fin ese vacío con esta obra largamente esperada y que fue número uno de las listas de bestseller del New York Times.… (mere)
Natt90 | 17 andre anmeldelser | Jan 31, 2023 |
This was a great book! I have often felt a sense of unfulfillment, a sense that perhaps I had not lived in harmony with my soul's longings or my real sense of purpose, and this book clarified why that feeling exists, both in myself, and in many men. I believe that reading and understanding this book has put me on a new path of discovering the real and true inner "men" and I embrace that journey of discovery with enthusiasm, thanks to the road map this book offers.
PaulLoesch | 17 andre anmeldelser | Apr 2, 2022 |



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