A Little Book on the Human Shadow

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Harper Collins, Oct 6, 2009 - Psychology - 96 pages

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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The book talks about the psychological concept of the shadow, or shadow self. This is an idea that was put forth by C.G. Jung, the great psychoanalyst. The shadow is the part of you, and every human ... Read full review

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User Review  - William345 - LibraryThing

Robert Bly has this wonderful Jungian lens through which he sees the world. Here he is discussing the subconscious mind, which he represents with the metaphor of the shadow. The book is distilled from ... Read full review

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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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