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Published by NYRB Classics .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Indian Novel And Short Story In English,
  • Fiction,
  • Fiction - General,
  • Literary,
  • Fiction / Literary

Book details:

The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
Number of Pages320
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8845342M
ISBN 101590172426
ISBN 109781590172421

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All About H. Hatterr was published in England in and was one of the best-selling books of the year. Settling in India in , Desani began a life of near seclusion. During this period, he spent time in Buddhist monasteries and studied yoga and Hindu and Buddhist scriptures. The Illustrated Weekly of India reprinted Hali in full in Their introduction to the piece follows. Since the publication of All About H. Hatterr, there has been considerable speculation about Desani's highly complex literary , Desani's second book, is a play, and is completely different from his is a work of great force and beauty, with music of its own. About All About H. Hatterr. Wildly funny and wonderfully bizarre, All About H. Hatterr is one of the most perfectly eccentric and strangely absorbing works modern English has produced. H. 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.   All About H. Hatterr. G.V. Desani. NEW YORK REVIEW BOOKS; PAGES; $ PAPERBACK. H. Hatterr is a "fifty-fifty of the species." Born somewhere in colonial Malaysia of an English father and an Author: Dan Zigmond.

The plot of the book, H. Hatterr's adventures in his search among the Sages of India for the Truth about Life, is a sturdy and effective vehicle for the mad exalting joy of the language of the book.   That's how I got hold of the amazing *All About H. Hatterr*, though I admit that initially I was captivated by the oddity of the missing um, parts on the nude men who decorate the cover. As others have pointed out, the style of Desani's English is a salient factor in this book/5. The mad English of All About H. Hatterr is a thoroughly self-conscious and finely controlled performance, as Burgess points out elsewhere in the same preface: But it is the language that makes the book, a sort of creative chaos that grumbles at the restraining banks.   Wildly funny and wonderfully bizarre, All About H. Hatterr is one of the most perfectly eccentric and strangely absorbing works modern English has produced. H. Hatterr is the son of a European merchant officer and a lady from Penang who has been raised and educated in missionary schools in : New York Review Books.

Get this from a library! All about H. Hatterr. [G V Desani; Anthony Burgess] -- Wildly funny and wonderfully bizarre, All About H. Hatterr is one of the most perfectly eccentric and strangely absorbing works modern English has produced. H. Hatterr is the son of a European. item 3 All About H. Hatterr (Modern Classics) by DeSani, G Paperback Book The Fast Free - All About H. Hatterr (Modern Classics) by DeSani, G Paperback Book The Fast Free. $ Free shipping. No ratings or reviews yet. Be the first to write . Wildly funny and wonderfully bizarre, All About H. Hatterr is one of the most perfectly eccentric and strangely absorbing works modern English has produced. H. 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. His story is of his search for enlightenment as, in the course of visiting /5(2).   Warning!! Warning!! Better heed those first warnings, and all those!!!!! This – fellers! femmes! -- this book – is mad. Like a hatter? Ostensibly an “autobiographical,” All About H. Hatterr, by Govinas Vishnoodas Desani (New York Review Books, pages) was first published in Desani explains, Though I was attending a world war, the.