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Bly, Robert

Overview
Works: 1,011 works in 1,965 publications in 2 languages and 69,000 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Interviews  Poetry  Biography 
Roles: Compiler, Editor, Translator, Commentator, Interviewee, Performer, Lyricist, Speaker, Author of introduction, Other, Signer, Narrator, Honoree, Contributor, Correspondent
Classifications: PS3552.L9, 811.54
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Iron John : a book about men by Robert Bly ( Book )
43 editions published between 1990 and 2004 in English and held by 3,978 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 3,211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Striking and moving poems that are rooted deep in the earth
The sibling society by Robert Bly ( Book )
20 editions published between 1995 and 2006 in English and held by 1,741 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 )
20 editions published between 1959 and 1991 in English and held by 1,462 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Times alone selected poems of Antonio Machado by Antonio Machado ( )
3 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 1,358 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 1,165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Selected poems by Robert Bly ( Book )
8 editions published between 1981 and 1986 in English and held by 1,153 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 )
8 editions published between 1971 and 1993 in English and held by 1,054 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 )
11 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 1,040 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 1,016 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 )
6 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 974 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 )
14 editions published between 1981 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 958 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The morning glory : prose poems by Robert Bly ( Book )
7 editions published between 1975 and 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 883 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Rag and bone shop of the heart : poems for men ( Book )
5 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 880 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
What have I ever lost by dying? : collected prose poems by Robert Bly ( Book )
9 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in English and held by 855 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The maiden king : the reunion of masculine and feminine by Robert Bly ( Book )
6 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and Danish and held by 828 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 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 823 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Loving a woman in two worlds by Robert Bly ( Book )
13 editions published between 1985 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 808 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 792 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Leaping poetry : an idea with poems and translations by Robert Bly ( Book )
8 editions published in 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 778 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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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 (294)
Danish (1)
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