By Georges Ivanovitch Gurdjieff
First sequence: Objectively neutral feedback of the lifetime of guy; or, Beelzebub's stories to his grandson. -- second sequence: conferences with striking males. -- third ser. existence is genuine basically then, whilst "I am."
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An English translation was produced in successive steps at the Prieuré. It consisted initially of a word-by-word interlinear translation, with each word in English placed above the corresponding Russian word in the typescript. Reworked by different pupils at different times, the translation was finally edited by the well-known author and editor A. R. Orage, mostly in New York. Although he worked closely with Russian speakers and, indeed, Gurdjieff himself, Orage did not know Russian and was unable to read Gurdjieff’s original text.
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So what is now to be done? Ah me! Never mind, esteemed buyer of my wiseacrings. As long as there is plenty of French armagnac and Khaizarian “bastourma, ” I shall find a way even out of this tight corner. I am an old hand at this. In life, I have so often gotten into difficult situations and out of them that this has become almost a matter of habit with me. Meanwhile, I shall write partly in Russian and partly in Armenian, all the more since among those people always hanging around me there are several who know how to get along more or less easily in both these languages, and I somehow entertain the hope that they will be able to transcribe and translate them fairly well for me.