Beelzebub'S Tales to His Grandson
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Beelzebub'S Tales to His Grandson

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The teaching of G. I. Gurdjieff (1866-1949) has come to be recognized as one of the most original, enduring, and penetrating of our century. While Gurdjieff used many different means to transmit his vision of the human dilemma and human possibility, he gave special importance to his acknowledged masterwork, "Beelzebub's Tales to His Grandson." "Beelzebub's Tales" is an "ocean of story" and of ideas that one can explore for a lifetime. It is majestic in scale and content, challengingly inventive in prose style, and, for those very reasons, often approached with apprehension. The first English language edition of the Russian original appeared in 1950. Since then, readers have recognized the need for a revised translation that would clarify the verbal surface while respecting the author's own thought and style. This revised edition, in preparation for many years under the direction of Gurdjieff's closest pupil, Jeanne de Salzmann, meets this need. Originally published in 1992, this translation offers a new experience of Gurdjieff's masterpiece for contemporary readers. It is presented in a sturdy cloth edition that echoes its original publication.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 1152 pages
  • 132 x 178 x 56mm | 938.95g
  • Penguin Putnam Inc
  • Jeremy P Tarcher
  • Los Angeles, United States
  • English
  • Revised ed.
  • 1585424579
  • 9781585424573
  • 548,444

About George Gurdjieff

G. I. Gurdjieff was born in 1887 in Alexandropol. After studying with spiritual masters in the Near East and Asia, he founded the Institute for the Harmonious Development of Man in France.show more

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