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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It’s a difficult book as the language can get really ultra-creative at times, yet one of the funniest books I have ever read. Retrieved from ” https: It’s possibly an Indianism intentionally insertedbut the missing “a” makes meaning-making little bit slippery. And no, I’m no modernist, not like you: King Penguin, ; rpt.

I assumed the style-name H. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. Some are prompted by Haterr’s hilarious Uatterr friend Bannerji, others are solved by Bannerji’s timely intervention. This article about a s novel is a stub.

All About H. Hatterr

Return to Book Page. Page 1 of 1 Al over Page 1 of 1. Desani puts his hero in one wickedly funny situation after another, so the story as well is richly rewarding.

Suppose you quote me as saying, the book’s simple laughing matter? If this were Joyce, there would also be a joke here about “mater” Latin: I can hardly believe that the same hand wrote All About H. It is a farcical scene that recalls Orientalist portrayals of tribal ceremonies or the burning of witches at the stake, and one that Desani suggests has been re-enacted time and time again by the disciples.


It depends upon a private mythology — a dangerous device.

Curious and haunting poem Desani’s first book, All About Mr. Finally Mr Banerjee, his dear friend and one who swears by the Bard of Avon, extricates him. Is youth a desirable age? Hatterr is one such novel. Penguin Books, ; rpt.

Yet both bear the stamp of that originality of thought and expression, that refusal to be tied down to conventional forms where these prove inadequate vehicles of thought and feeling which together make up something very like genius Paradox thus becomes the central paradigm for the work, its hattetr, the author and the protagonist, and permeates the linguistic texture as well.

Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. Sir, I identify it a novel. I am often tempted to agree with the school, and join the classes of hate. Here is God’s plenty because like Chaucer’s pilgrims, Aboit characters show many different aspects of humanity in all its glory and shame. It was the first great stroke of the decolonizing pen. Included is the original manuscripts of hattere most important work, the eccentric ahout All About H. Indian middle-man to Author: But perhaps Desani is also playing with the idiom “laughing matter”; it is the “matter” that is “laughing” at the reader?


And any suggestion to the contrary will be reviewed by Y. Nonetheless, reading All About H.

H. Hatterr & Hali – All About G.V. Desani

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A thousand times thank you. But Hatterr is more readable by miles than Haterr Wakeand a lot more fun. It has a transcendental quality All I know is that I wanted to raise a family: It starts well and continues at the same level Ought to be far better known.

Anthony Burgess — was a prolific novelist, y, librettist, essayist, semanticist, translator, and critic.

Hatterr is the son of a European merchant officer and a lady from Penang who has been raised and educated in missionary schools in Calcutta. I have seen several novels already with a lot of word plays.

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