The Beastly Beatitudes of Balthazar Author:J.P Donleavy Copy right 1969. — "He has produced an equal to THE GINGERMAN,a new original... — Balthazar is a gentleman without portfolio,incapable of ambition. Prepared to float as the tide goes,or stand fast,often at the side of his chum,Beefy,a master of verbal and carnal hyperbole,a profligate mixer of lechery and religion. Marvelous as always is Donleav... more »y's language...incident is piled on hilarious,marvelously invented incident. Encounters,disportings,disappointments,scenes of domestic life and strife,sexual spectaculars...it is Donleavy at his best. Elegant ,Roguish...at one with his world.