Wildly funny and wonderfully bizarre, All About H. Hatterr is one of the most perfectly eccentric and strangely absorbing works modern English has produced. All About G.V. Desani remembers the author of All About H. Hatterr, etc. Included are many rare writing samples, links to many recent reviews and. Wildly funny and wonderfully bizarre, All About H. Hatterr is one of the most perfectly eccentric and strangely absorbing works modern English.

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In the late s, and throughout the war, he was a BBC broadcaster and lectured on India. Hail Writer’s Workshop, Calcutta, Included is the original manuscripts of his most important work, the eccentric novel All About H.

I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? Hatterr has his own splendid way with the haterr. A defiant reaffirmation of the principle of Love My only reservation really is the one I have about a lot of these less traditional novels: Sir, we are literary agents, not free agents.

The book is narrated by the H. I am seeking the sun-kissed Cotswolds and he is consigning me to the Boston deeps! And, thus it was that I became a sahib by adoption, the Christian lingo English being my second vernacular from the orphan-adoption age onwards.

It has literary hatgerr of a very high order, instinct with true poetic spirit.

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Wildly funny and wonderfully bizarre, All About H. Between abouh and moi make it February 31st. It is a perfect way to enter Desani’s profoundly self-aware world, one in which the language indeed gestures at its own playful impurity, its own lack of regard for etiquette. Ill and reclusive, he returned to Austin where he died on 15 November www.


What dam’ use is there in reading what the Stratford-on-Avon feller wrote so long ago, and is himself dead and gone? Almost every sentence in this book is a masterpiece. I miss the old cover art though Hatterr o “Imagine a schnockered Nabokov impersonating The Simpsons’ Apu while reeling off tales of an Anglo-Indian Don Quixote, and you get some sense of Desani’s wacko masterwork—a hilarious mix of slapstick misadventure and philosophic vaudeville, voiced in a manic Hindu-accented English so jagged and dense it makes you dizzy.

When I arrived, I wanted to sit down post-haste; to ward off the fatigoo and nurse the pedestals The half dozen encounters that follow in subsequent chapters, throw up similar nuggets of experience-acquired wisdom. Some of the crucial issues that need to be addressed are: How the author does this it is impossible to say. Aug 17, Joselito Honestly and Brilliantly rated it it was amazing. Thereon, an eternal unto-death struggle is being waged between mugs, suckers, and the opposite smart-sort.

East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. One I did read and love was All About H. While mysticism is sanctified by the Indian nation-state through legislature protecting religionand, indeed, has been integral in forming the nation as evidenced by Ramakrishnait also consists of a relationship between man and the divine, which is outside the jurisdiction and control of the nation-state.

Desani has burned his way through that vagueness by sheer strength of spirit. Sir, we are literary agents not free agents. Hatterr — just as being Jewish as well as Irish enriches Leopold Bloom — for it makes him heir to all the sages, or to many of them.


English Literature and India. She is a sort of Pascalian image, expressing love sublimated, universalized in time and space He hatterf for a time a university professor in America, and spent many years engaged in meditation at various monasteries.

On the reissue of Hatterr Charles M. Open Preview See a Problem? I am debtor both to the Greeks and the Barbarians.

Author to Indian middle-man: Nothing came of it of course. Why is it easy to sit upon a mountain and not on a needle?

Paradox thus becomes the central paradigm for the work, its genesis, the aol and the protagonist, and permeates the linguistic texture as well. It is matter of utter despair that a book like this, of such caliber and quality, is long forgotten. Consider some samples below: Another reviewer has mentioned that the Digests at the beginning of each chapter hardly give away what is to follow; they make a lot sense aboit you read the chapter.

All About H. Hatterr

Dec 13, Katherine Furman rated it did not like it. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews.

But I recognize the beauty of Hali Suppose you quote me as saying, the book’s simple laughing matter?

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