Men and the Wild Child

ISBN 13: 9781564550422

Men and the Wild Child

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At a workshop in Minnesota's woods, Bly, Hillman, and a group of men gatheredto share their spirits as father, sons, and brothers.

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A polished audio documentary about the men's movement, celebrating men's rediscovery of drumming, chanting, singing, dancing, mask-making & story-telling.

About the Author:

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 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.

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