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Is youth a desirable age? Desani is a master of language, wit, and absurdity! Great book – the condition was just as described and the book is wonderful in that off-beat humorous way. Thus, the devotees of Ananda Giri-Giri are doubly hypocritical: I have never seen in any modern work so close a resemblance with the great Sanskrit epics as in Hali 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.

Described as the ” Though all of this playing around seems quite modernist in shape, early in the novel Desani self-consciously disavows any connection to the Bloomsbury scene already for the most part dead and, er, buried by Robert Shuster, The Village Voice: A smart alec of the highest order. Nov 03, John rated it really liked it. Worn down by his persistence and ingenuous self-belief, Khushwant meekly signed the forms. The journal is an initiative to create a shared space for scholars to engage in trans-cultural global literary conversations.

Rushdie’s Secret Guru ” to dooyoo. Hobson jobson, native expressions, false mystics and fakirs, colonial schoolmasters and washerwomen and tea-sellers, they are all here.

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

Hali and Collected Stories. The entire ‘holus-bolus’ richly merits a place on the same shelf as Hyman Kaplan, Mr. But it is aall language that makes the book, a sort of creative chaos that grumbles at the restraining banks. I was chuckling on every page at the intentionally overwrought style. Abouy then, inexplicably, went underground to emerge twenty years later as a modern classic that defies classification.

I hate to be siding with T. Snow “A work of compelling beauty — a book to dwell with and ponder over. So, what about All About?

He is giving me contrast! Hatterr Saturn Press, London, I am ordering a ticket to Paris, la France, and he is mucking about with a label to Moskva Russo-Ruthenian territory!

Skip to main content. While the book’s language is a wonder, its storyline is not. Sir, I identify it a novel.

All About H. Hatterr by G.V. Desani

Desanian autobiographical chapter that details the ostensibly ‘real’ experiences of the author in his quest to aboout the manuscript of All About H. Then I passed it elsewhere.

Can you recommend me for the Nobel Prize? Whoever asked a cultivated mind such as yours to submit your intellectual acumen or emotions to this H. No trivia or quizzes yet. ShomaChaudhury, the Editor of Tehelka, reports that though chronically skint and living in a dismal, one-room basement flat in Chelsea with the toilet at the end of a cold courtyard, Desani was never short on confidence.

The most unimaginable hell-hole I had ever unimagined. He stands astride the two cultures, the Eastern and the Western, belonging to neither and therefore able to look at both with the incredulous eye of the outsider.

Hatterrthere has been considerable speculation about Desani’s highly complex literary personality.

All About H. Hatterr

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English Choose a language for shopping. The best work on cultural receptio that ever has been written by any feller Oriental or Occidental. And, pardon, figuratively speaking, I have had higher education too. Special kind of originality, passion and tenderness, and the apocalyptic diction is quite extraordinary Arriving at our meeting, I found out I was not the only one who couldn’t get through this book.

A special kind of beauty, whose meaning unfolds with each fresh reading Hatterr first appeared in and was greeted with rare enthusiasm by T. Jul 22, Taleem rated it it was amazing.