A Little Book on the Human Shadow (Google eBook)

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HarperCollins, Oct 6, 2009 - Psychology - 96 pages
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Robert Bly, renowned poet and author of the ground-breaking bestseller Iron John, mingles essay and verse to explore the Shadow -- the dark side of the human personality -- and the importance of confronting it.


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Review: A Little Book on the Human Shadow

User Review  - AE Reiff - Goodreads

These are simple stereotypes like the examples of the shadow given by Bly in his Little Book, stereotypes that hide suppression of the female in the usual male way. Read full review

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User Review  - Mary - Goodreads

Bly says to mature, the artist must reclaim and reintegrate the Shadow, Jung's name for aspects of ourselves we reject and repress. Falls short on explaining the remedy, or how to "eat the shadow!" Read full review

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About the author (2009)

Robert Bly's books of poetry include The Night Abraham Called to the Stars and My Sentence Was a Thousand Years of Joy. His awards include the National Book Award for poetry and two Guggenheims. He lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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