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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Actual Indian English compounds combine a native calque with an English word to signify a third referent with specifically Indian characteristicseg. Author to Indian middle-man: Nov 13, Tonymess rated it it was amazing.
Some of the situations w I don’t get this book. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. Is hatter a desirable age? Soon after the publication of All AboutH. One I did read and love was All About 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
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. Abbout 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!
Who is H Hatterr? Give me a piece of your mind. He was for a time a university professor in America, and spent many years engaged in meditation at various monasteries.
Hatterr is one of the most perfectly eccentric and strangely absorbing works modern English has produced. 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 Arriving at ahout meeting, I found out I was not the g one who couldn’t get through this book.
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And he referred it to a well-known psychiatrist friend of his at a clinic The doctor posted it, with an invitation to me to meet him—professionally. There is immediate demand for novels.
All About H. Hatterr by G V Desani
Alp am ordering a ticket to Paris, la France, and he is mucking about with a label to Moskva Russo-Ruthenian territory! One I did read and love was All About H. Everything seems to be here: Hatterr first appeared in and was greeted with rare enthusiasm by T. Finally Mr Banerjee, his dear friend and one who swears by the Bard of Avon, extricates him. Hatterr o “Imagine a schnockered Nabokov impersonating The Simpsons’ Apu while reeling off tales of an Anglo-Indian Don Quixote, and you get some sense of Desani’s wacko masterwork—a hilarious mix of slapstick misadventure and philosophic vaudeville, voiced in a manic Hindu-accented English so jagged and dense it makes you dizzy.
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The tales are a great satirical rip on the quest for knowledge. This one does neither. Not intended by me to invite analysis. While oxymoron entails a more or less straightforward juxtaposition of two seemingly contradictory words for effect Chakrabarti 67Desani indulges in what can best be termed an extended or expanded oxymoronwhere incompatible ideas and contexts, rather than words or phrases are juxtaposed, leading hattsrr hilarious yet illuminating insights but in the process also introducing confusing contraries as exemplified below where oxymoron lays bare, the essence of religion as a profitable enterprise: In all my experience, I have not met anything quite like it.
But Kipling would hardly know the old locale when Desani gets through with it. It’s a highly rewarding mind-game that should be thrust upon any and all of us who take ourselves too seriously. Radhakrishnan, Ambassador to Sweden and a nominee for the Nobel at the time. Some engage in word plays with apparent uncaring whimsicality; others deliberately seek obscurity to confound the readers and be talked about. A passion play with an ageless and universal reference It is, of course, as poetry that I take Hali It is a delight to see the English language used with such delicacy xbout beauty Amazon Music Stream millions of songs.
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