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Eisenhans by Robert Bly, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. Iron John is a German fairy tale found in the collections of the Brothers Grimm, tale number , about a wild iron-skinned man and a prince. The original German title is Eisenhans, a compound of Eisen “iron” and Hans . In , Robert Bly analyzed the story in Iron John: A Book About Men. Bly’s reading analyzes the story. Iron John: A Book About Men is a book by American poet Robert Bly published Bly believes that this fairy tale Iron John contains lessons from the past of great.

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Eisenhans : Ein Buch über Männer

InRobert Bly analyzed the story in Iron John: The king hopes that the mysterious knight who saved the kingdom will show himself for such a prize. Though the prince catches the golden apple and escapes, and does so again on two more occasions, he is eventually found. A king sends a huntsman into a forest nearby and the huntsman never returns.

Grimms’ Fairy Tales Robet folklore German fairy tales.

He sets the prince to watch over his well, but warns him not to let anything touch it or fall in because it will turn instantly to gold. No one is allowed to set the wild man free or they will face the penalty of death.

He states further that the only key to the cage is hidden beneath the queen’s pillow. The hunter returns to the forest the next day with a group of men to empty the lake.


In celebration, the king announces a banquet and offers his daughter’s hand in marriage to any one of the knights who can catch a golden apple that will be thrown into their midst. The man and his dog are allowed to enter. Most people see the story as a parable about a boy maturing into adulthood.

When war comes to the kingdom, the prince sees his chance to eisenhsns a name for himself. This page was last edited on 13 Septemberat Iron John too comes to the wedding.

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Views Read Edit View history. The prince travels to a distant land and offers his services to its king. Eisenhans in the cage. The king proclaims the woods as dangerous and off-limits to all.

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It represents Aarne—Thompson type”The wild man as a helper”. The prince successfully defends his new homeland, but returns all that he borrowed to Iron John before returning to his former eissnhans.

Some years later, a wandering explorer accompanied by a dog hears of these dangerous woods and asks permission to hunt in the forest, claiming that he might be able to discover the fate of the other hunters.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Bly’s reading analyzes the robett for lessons about masculinity applicable to 20th-century men, and became a major work of the mythopoetic men’s movement. The original German title is Eisenhansa compound of Eisen “iron” and Hans like English Johna common short eiswnhans of the personal name Johannes.


Retrieved from ” https: The King sends all his remaining huntsmen out as a group, but again, none return. He accidentally rolls it into the cage where the wild iron-skinned man picks it up and will only return it if he is set free. Wikisource has original text related to this article: The prince obeys at first, but begins to play in the well, eventually turning all his eisemhans into gold. A Book About Men. The prince fears he eisenhnas be killed for setting Iron John free, so Iron John agrees to take the prince with him into the forest.

As they come to a lake in the middle of the forest, the dog is dragged under water by a giant arm. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Years later, the young prince is playing with a ball in the courtyard. Again the prince asks Iron John for help, and again Iron John disguises the prince as the mysterious knight.

Shweder January 9, They find a naked man with iron-like skin and long shaggy hair all over his body.