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Bly, Robert

Overview
Works: 988 works in 1,929 publications in 2 languages and 66,037 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Interviews  Poetry  Records and correspondence  Biography 
Roles: Editor, Translator, Interviewee, Commentator, Performer, Lyricist, Speaker, Author of introduction, Signer, Narrator, Other, Honoree, Contributor, Correspondent
Classifications: PS3552.L9, 811.54
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Iron John : a book about men by Robert Bly ( Book )
50 editions published between 1990 and 2004 in English and Spanish and held by 3,993 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
Silence in the snowy fields poems by Robert Bly ( )
46 editions published between 1953 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,400 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 mannered 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
The sibling society by Robert Bly ( Book )
20 editions published between 1995 and 2006 in English and held by 1,720 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
By drawing upon such magnificent spirits as Pablo Neruda, Rumi, Emily Dickinson, and Ortega y Gassett, Bly manages to show us the beautiful possibilities of human existence, even as he shows us the harshest truths. Still, his probing is deeper and more unsettling than the usual cultural criticism. He finds that our economy's stimulation of adolescent envy and greed has changed us fundamentally. The Superego that once demanded high standards in our work and in our ethics no longer demands that we be good but merely "famous," bathed in the warm glow of superficial attention. Driven by this insatiable need, and with no guidance toward the discipline required for genuine accomplishment, our young people are defeated before they begin
Times alone selected poems of Antonio Machado by Antonio Machado ( )
3 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 1,480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Poems by the distinguished Spanish author explore the natural world and the experiences of ordinary life
Sleepers joining hands by Robert Bly ( Book )
11 editions published between 1972 and 1991 in English and held by 1,159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Selected poems by Robert Bly ( Book )
7 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 1,148 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 1,060 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 1,038 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
News of the universe : poems of twofold consciousness ( Book )
8 editions published between 1980 and 1995 in English and held by 1,008 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 )
5 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 976 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this translation and commentary, award-winning poet Robert Bly brings his prowess as translator and critic to bear on the work of one of the indisputably major poets of the century, Rainer Maria Rilke
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 959 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The collection consists of two sets of galley proofs, page proofs, gatherings and sample pages, all unannotated, from Bly's book
The morning glory : prose poems by Robert Bly ( Book )
12 editions published between 1970 and 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 930 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 876 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
Leaping poetry : an idea with poems and translations by Robert Bly ( Book )
12 editions published between 1975 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 866 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 858 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 822 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Loving a woman in two worlds by Robert Bly ( Book )
14 editions published between 1985 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 805 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 794 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This body is made of camphor and gopherwood : prose poems by Robert Bly ( Book )
9 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 707 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Eating the honey of words : new and selected poems by Robert Bly ( Book )
6 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and held by 670 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Robert Bly has had many roles in his illustrious career. Now, in Eating the Honey of Words, he presents the best poems he has written in the last three decades, including favorites from his earlier books such as Silence in the Snowy Fields, The Man in the Black Coat Turns, and Loving a Woman in Two Worlds. Joining these timeless classics are a number of poems from these past decades never published before, as well as a complete section of new poems from the last two years
 
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Alternative Names
Blaĭ, Robert
Bly, Robert
Bly Robert 1926-
Блай, Роберт
בליי, רוברט
בליי, רוברט 1926-
ブライ, ロバート
Languages
English (299)
Spanish (4)
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