With Beelzebub's Tales to His Grandson, G. I. Gurdjieff intended to
"destroy, mercilessly . . . the beliefs and views about everything existing
in the world." This novel beautifully brings to life the visions of humanity
for which Gurdjieff has become esteemed. Beelzebub, a man of worldly (and
other-worldly) wisdom, shares with his grandson the anecdotes,
personal philosophies, and lessons learned from his own life.
The reader is given a detailed discussion of all matters physical,
natural, and spiritual, from the creation of the cosmos to man's teleological
purpose in the universe. This edition of Beelzebub's Tales to His Grandson
--the first single-volume paperback to appear in English-- restores the
original, authoritative translation.