Where have all the grownups gone? In answering that question with the same freewheeling erudition and intuitive brilliance that made Iron John a national bestseller, poet, storyteller and translator Robert Bly tells us that we live in a "sibling society, " in which adults have regressed into adolescence and adolescents refuse to grow up.
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Poet and storyteller Robert Bly takes the baby boomers to task in this highly charged exposure of midlifers' values. Having become jaded by the abuses of authority, the boomers of North America have torn down the traditional hierarchy within their families and within their communities. What's left is a "cultural flatness," says Bly, where adults cling to self-absorbed adolescent values, television talk shows have more clout than elders, children are spiritually abandoned to fend for themselves, and in the place of community we have built shopping malls. As always, Bly relies on mythology, legends, and poetry to illustrate the morals of his stories. Ultimately this is a hopeful piece of work, nudging midlifers to take on the responsibilities (and therefore the rewards) of adulthood.About the Author:
Robert Bly is an American Poet Laureate who has authored, edited, and translated numerous books of poetry and prose, including Iron John.
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Book Description Random House Audio, Westminster, Maryland, U.S.A., 1996. Audio Book. Book Condition: New. 2 audio cassettes new in the shrink wrap. Brand new. Factory sealed. Enjoy this new audio performance!. Bookseller Inventory # AudioNew8200907