2, 1913 - December 19, 1979
Novelist & Gurdjieff Memoirist
and welcome to the only site on the web dedicated to Fritz Peters. Fritz is
most well known for his memoirs covering his early years living at G. I. Gurdjieff's
Institute for the Harmonious Development of Man, Le
Prieure des Basse Loges, near Fontainebleau-Avon. Boyhood with Gurdjieff
has become a standard text for followers of the The Work worldwide. Prior
to writing these memoirs he published several novels both in the United States
and in England which received a good deal of interest. Like all writers, Fritz's
writing was influenced by his own life. His first novel, in fact, is based on
his own experience of a VA hospital after returning from World War II.
became aware of Mr. Peters' writing in 1988, when I picked up a paperback
copy of Finistère in the Gay Literature section of a local bookstore.
It was the first gay novel that I had ever read and it is a story that
touched my heart and above all let me know that I was not alone. Several years
later, I began to track down Fritz's other writings and loved the quality and
style of his work. My interest continued to grow as I began to do research on
his life, coming up with very little. The librarian in me just couldn't let
it go, and FritzPeters.info was born.
This web site is my attempt to put together what I have been able to gather about Fritz Peters along with a bibliography of the source material. I hope that others around the world will find it interesting and will share their thoughts, suggestions, or information with me. Thanks for visiting.