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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Only a quasi-outsider an Irishman, say could have such an irreverent ear for the Anglo-Saxon tongue. With the aid of this neck-wear, I have helped others, given countless concrete lessons of pukka Occidental wisdom to the needy, as I myself once was! Jul 03, Caroline rated it really liked it Shelves: One I did read and love was All About H. 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.
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All About H. Hatterr by G.V. Desani
Set in late British Empire India, it tells the story of an Anglo-Indian orphan who engages seven false gurus and loses much for each encounter. The imagery is powerful and the language perfect See all 17 reviews. The rebellion is not in the story alone but in the way it is told and the language used.
The same mocking and lauding is aimed at Hindu mysticism which the reader is challenged to at-once uphold and distrust. Joad as “Joyce and Miller with a difference — the difference being due to a dash of Munchausen and the Arabian Nights.
Nov 06, Pages Buy. Thus impurity, exclusion, reversal, topsyturvydomare unabashedly celebrated with least regard for established boundaries in All AboutH.
In Halipoetry reaches a new height Add both to Cart Add both to List. This lusciously worded “gesture” may advocate for Life, but it also cements the importance of literary history, the study of literature while ahout the modernist convention of fragmenting the traditional literary canon for an altogether new style of narrative.
Author to Indian middle-man: Author to Indian middle-man: The language is a paste-up, a farrago, a dog’s dinner of the hatterg English,’ the semi-literate, half-learned English of the bazaars, transmuted by erudition, highbrow monkeying around, and the impish magic of Desani’s unique phrasing and rhythm into an entirely new kind of literary voice.
Thereon, an eternal unto-death struggle is being waged between mugs, suckers, and the opposite smart-sort. The hedonistic hybridity of usage and expression sampled towards the close of Chapter V will provide aninkling, To hell with Reason! Eliot and Saul Bellow.
All About H. Hatterr
Sir, the rank and file is entitled to know. These seven tales involve various idiotic schemes for prosperity in love or hard specie that inevitably go awry. It is not pure English; it is like Shakespeare, Joyce, and Aobut, gloriously impure. From that day onwards, my education became free and my own business. Desani was so sure about the importance and genius of this work that he had the following conversation with Khushwant Singh: A Review of International English Literature Each of the seven chapters is given an intriguing and often half-finished title — Chapter I.
With this neck-wear, this mystic material, I am a burrasahib! It is poetry indeed Refresh and try again. About All About H. Nov 06, Pages. I think perhaps the whole is less than the sum of hattefr parts. The journal is an initiative to create a shared space for scholars to engage in alk global literary conversations. Said Philip Toynbee, “A comic masterpiece The work focuses on a protagonist who abojt simultaneously a hero and anti-hero of indeterminate origin, neither British nor Aboyt, never getting things right and always proving to be the proverbial loser.
Hali and Collected Stories by G. Now I will go back to its first page. The language is a paste-up, a farrago, a dog’s dinner of the “‘babu English,’ the semi-literate, half-learned English of the bazaars, transmuted by erudition, highbrow monkeying around, and the impish magic of Desani’s unique phrasing and rhythm into an entirely new kind of A tour de force, one of the great obscure books of all time.
The problem is that this book’s beauty is supposed to be in the words and not the plot, and I generally don’t like books like that. Desani’s two major works in roughly chronological order and includes a sampling of comments that attended the publication.
H. Hatterr & Hali – All About G.V. Desani
Sir, if you do not identify your composition a novel, how then do we itemize it? So, what about All About?
It is what may be termed Whole Language, in which philosophical terms, the colloquialisms of Calcutta and London, Shakespearean archaisms, bazaar whinings, quack spiels, references to the Hindu pantheon, the jargon of Indian litigation, and shrill babu irritability seethe together. Hatterr was a portrait of a man, the common vulgar species, found everywhere, both in the East and in the West”.
It came back the same week.