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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For me it encapsulates the crazed gorgeous inventiveness of Indian English We share Hali’s conception of creation, of good, of evil; the cataclysmic experience of his Rooh: The intelligence herein surpasses many books deemed cornerstones of the English cannon.
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This comic ‘autobiographical’ of a young, ne’er-do-well Anglo-Indian’s quest for enlightenment among seven sages is conveyed in a fantastically conceived style — an anti- Candid by way of Lewis Carroll and Groucho Marx. Hali and Collected Stories. The author Govindas Vishnoodas Desani – –haha, couldn’t resist putting his year I am through reading this book. They maintain that human nature is rotten to the core!
Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. They are there because, I think, they are natural to H. So there you have it: Hatterr was a portrait of a man, the common vulgar species, found everywhere, both in the East and in the West. I am often tempted to agree with the school, and join the classes of hate.
It was the first great stroke of the decolonizing pen. This book is near the top of my list of books that must not be allowed to disappear.
All About H. Hatterr
Sep 01, Tallulah marked it as could-not-even-finish. I wanted to type and present few more wonderful excerpts but what can I do? Desani’s Hali a striking and unusual piece of work.
Verily, O beloved, I am a burrasahib! May 24, Cody rated it it was amazing Shelves: A partnership, a Quisseperabit?
Moreover, out East, the holy man ramp is cosy for the craft-ful: I get a view through it, though I should find difficulty in describing what I see. Jun 26, Harry Rutherford rated it liked it Shelves: Here is God’s plenty because like Chaucer’s pilgrims, Desani’s characters show many different aspects of humanity in all its glory and shame.
One I aout read and love was All About H. While the book’s language is a wonder, its storyline is not. Founded in to rescue from oblivion what its editor Edwin Frank describes as “good books, books it was hard to believe wouldn’t have some sort of serious solid readership,” this astonishing collection recently published its th volume and shows no signs of slowing down.
He ran away from home twice and was brought back.
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Unfortunately, the main character was too self-indulgent and self-centered for me. Hatterr is one of the most perfectly eccentric and strangely absorbing works modern English has produced. Set up a giveaway. The tales are a great satirical rip on the quest for knowledge. 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. Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers.
But while the hattegr is thin, the language is thick and piquant, sauced with wit, spiced with Indian cult Damme, what a vernacular explosion! Author to Indian middle-man: It has a transcendental quality It’s possibly an Indianism intentionally insertedbut the missing “a” makes meaning-making little bit slippery.