An objective impartial criticism of the life of man, or Beelzebub's tales to his grandson
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Born in Armenia of Armenian and Greek descent. Gurdjieff was a mystic, philosopher, spiritual teacher, and composer who believed people lived in a state of hypnotic "waking sleep" because they do not possess a unified consciousness. His travels brought him to Russia, Georgia, France, and North America
First series of All and everything, originally published in English in 1950. Only 100 copies were printed of the 1931 edition, the stencils for which were destroyed, according to the September 1931 letter announcing its availability. The work was originally written in Russian and Armenian.
Gift of Carl Zigrosser, 1972.
- University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
- Finding Aid Author
- Donna Brandolisio
- Finding Aid Date
- May 2020
- Access Restrictions
This collection is open for research.
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