The Sibling Society

The Sibling Society is a book by the poet, activist and author Robert Bly, published in 1996.[1] Bly argues that modern men face difficulties caused by an inability to reach full maturity[2] and discusses the consequences this has for the societies in which they live.[3] The core of Bly's thesis seems to be derived from Alexander Mitscherlich's 1963 monograph, Society without the Father (Auf dem Weg zur vaterlosen Gesellschaft), for which Bly wrote an introduction to the American edition (ISBN 9780060974206).


  1. ^ The sibling society (book, 1996). WorldCat. OCLC 33667615. Retrieved 19 January 2011. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ Goodman, Walter (19 June 1996). "BOOKS OF THE TIMES; Fe, Fi, Fo, Whoa! The Inner Giant Has Taken Over". New York Times.
  3. ^ "Just Grow Up! : THE SIBLING SOCIETY. By Robert Bly". Los Angeles Times. September 15, 1996. Retrieved March 15, 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)