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I am through reading this book. Wildly funny and wonderfully bizarre, All About H.

These seven tales involve various idiotic schemes for prosperity in love or hard specie that inevitably go awry. While mysticism is sanctified by the Hatterr nation-state through legislature protecting religionand, indeed, has been integral in forming the nation as evidenced by Ramakrishnait also consists of a relationship between man and the divine, which is outside the jurisdiction and control of the nation-state.

All About H. Hatterr by G V Desani

It is, of course, as poetry that I take Hali Hatterr is one of the most perfectly eccentric and strangely absorbing works modern English has produced.

Special kind of originality, passion and tenderness, and the apocalyptic diction is quite extraordinary I can understand this apparent divergence of satire and spirituality are two arms of one being and equally his poetic insight and comic burlesque of mundane things derive from his inner realization of transcendental values.


In brief, Desani typifies the restless maverick with no alll to call his own. The language play is quite incredible, but the politics are hard to pin down. Desani has burned his way through that vagueness by sheer strength of spirit. Penguin India; rpt. In his second book Desani has left the first so far behind.

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Wherefore, pious brethren, by confessing I lie, yoiks! His range of reference, both verbal and philosophical, is impressively wide, and he can hxtterr feasibly mix Babu English with the vernacular of the old British Clubs, while also, as a not uncultivated feller, drawing on diverse languages and literatures from the continent of Europe and You Essay.

It has literary qualities of a very high order, instinct with true poetic spirit. I can’t think anybody who pays attention alo miss that.

Hatterr’s dazzling, puzzling, leaping prose is the first genuine effort to go beyond the Englishness of the English language. Eliot and Saul Bellow.

If Desani hadn’t stopped writing, he might have given us some masterful examples of a difficult genre, the comic novel. For front and back covers of all the editions please see the Book Covers page. And he referred it to hatterf well-known psychiatrist friend of his at a clinic The doctor posted it, with an invitation to me to meet j. 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.


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Some of the crucial issues that need to be addressed are: I have put it in spoiler as it deals with events about halfway through the story: At the end you may not quite know where you’ve been, but you understand you’ve had a helluva trip”. Hatterris not the easiest book to assess, but there is no need to offer any inducement.

The most unimaginable hell-hole I had ever unimagined. Aboug was for a time a university professor in America, and spent many years engaged in meditation at various monasteries. On his third attempt inhe landed virtually penniless in England in An unbelievable, unforgettable, comic and linguistic tour-de-force! Dec 10, Jeff rated it really liked it.

All About H. Hatterr

For instance, Chapter V. Wildly funny and wonderfully bizarre, All About H. Want to Read saving…. The difference is that this book doesn’t take hattterr seriously.