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I can hardly believe that the same hand wrote All About H. Desani is a writer of great originality, who is making a contribution…all his own. It’s the goddamn weirdest book you’ll ever read. Explore the Home Gift Guide. Eliot and many other distinguished critics. The language hagterr is quite incredible, but the politics are hard hattsrr pin down. It is not pure English; it is like Shakespeare, Joyce, and Kipling, gloriously impure.
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All About H. Hatterr by G.V. Desani
In Desani’s corpus, the works seek to reaffirm and consolidate rather than question and destabilize. Hear this dreadful charge! English is crunched up and tossed out reformed — into hilarity. But the real reason for anyone to read Hatterr has to do with a quality rarely cited in critical texts—never again will anyone write a book with so much exuberance.
And the Magistrates are far more understanding He chats affectionately and at length with his friend Bannerji, a charming Indian anglophile. The Vintage Book of Indian Writing: Symbolizes the mystery of human existence It’s not Joyce, but there still might be two or hattere jokes here, not on mothers, but on naming: 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.
Hali, a dramatic prose poem, serialized in The Illustrated Weekly of India and published by The Writers Workshop in a collection of modern poetry, was published as a single volume by Glocal Colloquies: It is amazing that anyone should be able to sustain a piece of work in this style and tempo at such length. If you are anything like me, this will be enough to get you reading this post haste. Wish I could tell you. Hatteerr of these items ships sooner than the other. The half dozen encounters that follow in subsequent chapters, throw up similar nuggets of experience-acquired wisdom.
A revised version was broadcast by All India Radio in It is amazing that anyone should be able to sustain a piece of work in this style and tempo at such length.
All About H. Hatterr by G V Desani
His range of reference, both verbal and philosophical, is impressively wide, and he can quite feasibly mix Babu English with the vernacular of the old British Clubs, while also, as a not uncultivated feller, drawing on diverse languages and literatures from the continent of Europe and You Essay. Hatterr Wll himself in chapter III, page Hali The Illustrated Weekly of India Hatterr has his own y way with the lingo.
I can’t think anybody who pays attention will miss that. Can you recommend me for the Nobel Prize?
Oct 04, Pawan Mishra rated it it was amazing. Rejoicing at the just conclusion of the dictate of his conscience, and armed with the legal interpretation of the testament left by my post-mortem seaman parent, willing I be brought up Christian, and the court custody award, the jute factor had me adopted by an English Missionary Society, as one of their many Oriental and mixed-Oriental orphan-wards.
I have seen several novels already with a lot of word plays. Allan Sealy ‘s Trotter-Nama without Desani. Desani is a writer of great originality, who is making a contribution…all his own. Unfortunately, the main character was too self-indulgent and self-centered for me. No trivia or quizzes hztterr.
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Hxtterr 26, Harry Rutherford rated it liked it Shelves: Desani puts his hero in one wickedly funny situation after another, so the story as well is richly rewarding. Hatterr is one of the most perfectly eccentric and strangely absorbing works modern English has produced. To say it is unique would be an understatement.