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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Oct 04, Pawan Mishra rated it it was amazing.

At the same time, he possesses so much humor, gusto, such a keen sense of fun, and writes with such originality and ease, that if Desani should turn his genius in that direction, he might achieve great things as a writer of comedy This desire for retributing, though without malice, satisfies the fellers who have had a mean deal from abbout.

It is not pure English; it is, like the English of Shakespeare, Joyce and Kiplinggloriously impure. Hatterr is a thoroughly self-conscious and finely controlled performance.

All About H. Hatterr

About All About H. Desani is a writer of great originality, who is making a contribution…all his own. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. Hatterr zll a thoroughly self-conscious and finely controlled performance, as Anthony Burgess points out in its preface:. Her brother, a clergyman, was coming to stay in the house.

Some of the situations were indeed wacky, but not in a funny way, just in a wacky way. The female — contrast? Its depth of feeling, hidden it may be in a symbolism of which the author is a far greater master than his reader can ever hope to be. Moreover, by depicting mysticism as the only legitimate and legitimized space for sexual alterity in All About H.


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Discover Prime Book Box for Kids. Hatterr published, he details one encounter with a Miss Betty Bloomsbohemiato whom he addresses the following: Sep 01, Tallulah marked it as could-not-even-finish. Hatterris penned by an author who does not fit into his family and homeland, and natterr, ironically, goes on to become the spokesperson of that very homeland sponsored by none other than the British Ministry of Information.

The greatest achievement of this richly comic and profoundly humane work is its ability to combine pathos of this sort with picaresque adventure and linguistic hatterd. Apart from these, there are about thirty five contributions, papers and lectures g in various books, journals and periodicals and the unfinished Rissala— a compendium of his works that he was working on after retirement.

Barely a year after my baptism in white, pure and holyI was taken from Penang Malay P. One of these items ships sooner than the other. His ancestry enriches H. Only a quasi-outsider an Irishman, say could lal such an irreverent ear for the Anglo-Saxon tongue. In his introduction to the edition, Burgess had written about Desani the speaker, ” Read it Forward Read it first. Hatterr And, for your delectation and enjoyment, here is a lengthy quote from the start of the text hatter I found online.

Despite the linguistic and narrative revolution presaged by Hatterr, both his author and his text have been relegated to relative oblivion in the annals of Indian Writing in English. It is a modernist novel written in in a colloquial Indian English laced with bits of slang, Shakespeare, legal jargon and so on.


Desani is not reproducing so much as inventing or creating, basing himself on “nature’ but improving it quite distinctly.

Hatter; either way, it’s a very hard book to get one’s hands on. I am through reading this book. The fellow had pilfered and profited by my idea and I wanted to learn him a lesson The Nobel Committee checked with Dr. Described as the ” Said Philip Toynbee, “A comic masterpiece Hatterr Wildly funny and wonderfully bizarre, All About H.

Essential Articles for the Study of Thomas More. Jun 15, Anirban Nanda rated it it was amazing Shelves: Then the last chapters the author seemed to get tired and ran out of as tight of stories. It was the first great stroke of the decolonizing pen. Sir, I identify it a novel.

Ships from and sold by Amazon. This one does neither. Hatterr, is ‘biologically, fifty-fifty of the species’, his father ‘a European, Christian-by-faith merchant merman’, his mother ‘an Oriental, a Malay Peninsula-resident lady’, non-Christian, presumably of Indian extraction. Eliot and many other distinguished critics.