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Bly, Robert

Overview
Works: 415 works in 1,347 publications in 16 languages and 66,575 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Interviews  Poetry  Records and correspondence  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Interviewee, Commentator, Lyricist, Performer, Speaker, Narrator, Other, Author of afterword, colophon, etc., Honoree
Classifications: PS3552.L9, 811.54
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Iron John : a book about men by Robert Bly( Book )

103 editions published between 1990 and 2015 in 15 languages and held by 4,173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
The sibling society by Robert Bly( Book )

28 editions published between 1995 and 2006 in 5 languages and held by 1,766 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Through his use of poetry and myth, Bly takes us beyond the sociological statistics and tired psychobabble to see our dilemma afresh. In this sibling culture that he describes, we tolerate no one above us and have no concern for anyone below us. Like sullen teenagers we live in our peer group, glancing side to side, rather than upward, for direction. We have brought down all forms of hierarchy because hierarchy is based on power, often abused. Yet with that leveling we have also destroyed any willingness to look up or down. Without that "vertical gaze," as Bly calls it, we have no longing for the good, no deep understanding of evil. We shy away from great triumphs and deep sorrow. We have no elders and no children; no past and no future. What we are left with is spiritual flatness. The talk show replaces family. Instead of art we have the Internet. In the place of community we have the mall
The light around the body : poems by Robert Bly( Book )

21 editions published between 1959 and 1991 in English and held by 1,427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Silence in the snowy fields; poems by Robert Bly( Book )

48 editions published between 1953 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The poems of Robert Bly are rooted deep in the earth. Snow and sunshine, barns and cornfields and cars on the empty nighttime roads, abandoned Minnesota lakes and the mood of America now - these are his materials. He sees and talks clearly: he uses no rhetoric nor manner striving for effect, but instead the simple statement that in nine lines can embody a mood, reveal a profound truth, illuminate in an important way the inward and hidden life. This is a poet of the modern world, thoroughly aware of the complexities of the moment but equally mindful of the great stream of life - all life - of which mankind is only a part. --Wesleyan University Press
Sleepers joining hands by Robert Bly( Book )

15 editions published between 1972 and 1991 in English and Swedish and held by 1,149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected poems by Robert Bly( Book )

11 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 1,132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anthology of the poetry of Robert Bly covering the past three decades with accompanying commentary
Neruda and Vallejo: selected poems by Robert Bly( Book )

6 editions published between 1971 and 1993 in English and held by 1,043 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gathers poems by the Chilean and Peruvian poets, including both English translations and the original Spanish versions
American poetry : wildness and domesticity by Robert Bly( Book )

12 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 1,027 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

News of the universe : poems of twofold consciousness by Robert Bly( Book )

10 editions published between 1980 and 2015 in English and held by 1,002 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Publisher's description: Acclaimed poet and translator Robert Bly, known most recently for gatherings in which he guides men to greater self-knowledge, has created a unique multicultural collection of 150 poems that demonstrate the union of spirit between the poet and the natural world. Their "twofold" nature celebrates inner and outer consciousness, the participation of the object in the poetic vision. In this splendid anthology, Bly introduces the poems with extensive commentary to show society's changing attitudes toward nature - a movement away from anthropocentric assumptions fostered by Descartes, the church, imperial ambitions, and the rise of technology. Those beliefs held that human thought was the only sentient force in the universe and resulted in the subjugation of the natural world to the designs of the human intellect. Starting with the works of Pope, Swift, Milton, and others representing the "old position," the volume proceeds to the poetry of Blake, Hl̲derlin, Rilke, Goethe, Keats, and on to the enlightened sensibilities of Rexroth, Levertov, Berry, and, among many others, Bly himself. Bly's translations of Goethe, Rilke, Neruda, Lorca, Jimňez, Nerval, and others provide cross-cultural examples. The news this poetry brings is good news - of consciousness operating outside our own, all around us, and universally available to receptive spirits
Selected poems of Rainer Maria Rilke by Rainer Maria Rilke( Book )

7 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 968 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For poetry lovers and students of literature and literary criticism, a National Book Award-winning poet brings his prowess as a translator and critic to bear on the work of one of the major German poets of the century
The man in the black coat turns : poems by Robert Bly( Book )

15 editions published between 1981 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 951 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Rag and bone shop of the heart : poems for men( Book )

6 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 870 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poems on a number of different topics from such poets as Robert Bly, D.H. Lawrence, Emily Dickinson, Rainer Maria Rilke, Cesar Vallejo and William Butler Yeats
The morning glory : prose poems by Robert Bly( Book )

8 editions published between 1975 and 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 857 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What have I ever lost by dying? : collected prose poems by Robert Bly( Book )

11 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in English and held by 847 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leaping poetry : an idea with poems and translations by Robert Bly( Book )

10 editions published between 1975 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 847 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This tree will be here for a thousand years by Robert Bly( Book )

8 editions published between 1979 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 816 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this 1979 collection, Bly revisits the western Minnesota terrain and plainspoken style of his first collection, Silence in the Snowy Fields. While in many ways a sequel to Snowy Fields, the poems here reflect a deepened awareness of Sufism and Jung that relates them spiritually and psychologically to Camphor and Gopherwood and Black Coat. --http:/www.robertbly.com/b_poetry.html
The maiden king : the reunion of masculine and feminine by Robert Bly( Book )

8 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 806 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In The Maiden King, two wise teachers guide us through the rich, metaphorical world of an ancient folktale to explore the possibility of a new relationship between masculine and feminine. Here, both women and men will find a vision of the powerful feminine, an energy our contemporary world has not been able to receive or sustain. This book presents a map of the sorrow both men and women feel today in relation to each other, and it provides a guide to their eventual reconciliation. The steps of reunion are not laid out in sociological language, but rather in the ancient language of metaphor, which retains an astonishing color and vividness. Ultimately, by the end of The Maiden King, both masculine and feminine find a place of intersection where they can discard their false projections of each other
Loving a woman in two worlds by Robert Bly( Book )

14 editions published between 1985 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 791 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lorca and Jiménez : selected poems by Robert Bly( Book )

6 editions published between 1973 and 1997 in English and held by 787 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Times alone : selected poems of Antonio Machado by Antonio Machado( Book )

5 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in English and held by 612 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poems by the distinguished Spanish author explore the natural world and the experiences of ordinary life
 
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Alternative Names
Blaĭ, Robert

Blaj, Robert 1926-

Bly, Robert

Bly Robert 1926-

Robert Bly poeta statunitense

Robert Bly US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller mit norwegischen Wurzeln

Robertus Bly

Блай, Роберт

בליי, רוברט

בליי, רוברט 1926-

רוברט בליי

رابرت بلای زبان‌شناس، مترجم، نویسنده، و شاعر آمریکایی

राबर्ट ब्लै

ブライ, ロバート

罗伯特·布莱

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The sibling societySilence in the snowy fields; poemsSelected poemsNeruda and Vallejo: selected poemsAmerican poetry : wildness and domesticityNews of the universe : poems of twofold consciousnessSelected poems of Rainer Maria RilkeThe man in the black coat turns : poems