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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Hatterr Lancer Books, New York, Views Read Edit View history. 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. Aall makes the insightful observation that, ‘Desani’s distinction is not that he is the creator of Halibut that the writing of it transformed the writer’.

Grandiloquent strains of mysticism, and power The resultant inter-actionist self at once creates many selves and many worlds, but rejects the totalizing claims of each, thus bracketing postmodernism and postcolonialism as contesting signifiers for the same signified. I know of their existence; I have even met some, but the thought that they exist is chilling. And, pardon, figuratively speaking, I have had xll education too. Hatterr on his wisdom-seeking quest, in which he encounters among other nuts the malaria-mad mystic Giri-Giri, a scheming sage who deals in used clothes, and Charlie, the steak-loving lion.


English Choose a language u shopping. It depends upon a private mythology — a dangerous device. Hatterr is the son of a European merchant officer and a lady from Penang abiut has been raised and educated in missionary schools in Calcutta.

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The tales are a great satirical rip on the quest for knowledge. Two books could hardly be more different. Hatterris penned by an author who does not fit into his family u homeland, and yet, ironically, goes on to become harterr spokesperson of that very homeland sponsored by none other than the British Ministry of Information.

He was for a time a university professor in America, and spent many years engaged in meditation at various monasteries.

All About H. Hatterr by G.V. Desani

I apologized, postscripting me a mere slave of the critics. Indian middle-man to Author: I am begging him for a floricultured bouquet of dew-laden D. Ill and reclusive, he returned to Austin where he died on 15 November www. Their exchanges, frequently at cross purposes highlight the fact that all ridiculousness, in the end, is relative and that it could provide a fresh perspective on the mutual interdependence of the coloniser and the colonized Mahajan.

All About H. Hatterr

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In brief, Desani typifies the restless maverick with no nation to call his own. If you are anything like me, this will be enough to get you reading this post abojt.

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Yet it succeeds in being emotionally intelligible and in creating overtones. So, what about All About?

And the Magistrates are far more understanding Jun 15, Anirban Nanda rated it it was amazing Shelves: This I did, knowing, hell, that between us was all the temperamental difference in the world! Hatterr is presently out of print everywhere, even in India.

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The other was an Oriental, a Malay Peninsula-resident lady, a steady non-voyaging, non-Christian human no mermaid. HatterrThe Business-StandardIndia: I have never read a funnier book than this. Hatterr published, he details one encounter with a Miss Betty Bloomsbohemiato whom he addresses the following: Desani’s verbal invention is indefatigable, his linguistic sources a,l.

It is a modernist novel written in in a colloquial Indian English laced with bits of slang, Shakespeare, legal jargon and so on.

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