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All about H. Hatterr

a novel

by G. V. Desani

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  • 10 Currently reading

Published by Penguin in Harmondsworth .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Previous ed., New York , Lancer Books, 1972.

StatementG.V. Desani ; introduction by Anthony Burgess.
SeriesKing Penguin
The Physical Object
Pagination316p. ;
Number of Pages316
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18208814M
ISBN 100140061827

Written in , All About H. Hatter is G.V. Desani’s masterpiece. The H. Hatter in the title stands for Hindustanwallah Hatter which is a pseudonym of a fifty-five years person who the orphaned son of European seaman and non-Christian woman from Malaya.   A book that has been praised by TS Eliot, Anthony Burgess, Salman Rushdie and Saul Bellow, All About H Hatterr might not be to everyone's taste, but it is a classic comic novel. I wish I had discovered it years ago. It deserves wider exposure. The New York Review of Books has done a service by bringing it back into print/5(21).

  All About H. Hatterr by G. V. Desani. Publication date Borrow this book to access EPUB files. IN COLLECTIONS. Books to Borrow. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books. Scanned in China. Uploaded by Lotu Tii on J SIMILAR ITEMS (based on metadata) Pages: Wildly funny and wonderfully bizarre, All About H. Hatterr is one of the most perfectly eccentric and strangely absorbing works modern English has produced. 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.

If there’s a worldwide shortage of exclamation points today, you can probably blame it on the publication of G. V. Desani’s All About H. Hatterr, a book so demented and brilliant that it not only detonates about a dozen “!”s per page, but actually justifies this extravagance. For sheer hilarity, All About cannot be beaten. It deserves to be reprinted a thousand times over. "All About H. Hatterr" is a classic novel by G. V. Desani chronicling the adventures of an Anglo-Malay man in search of wisdom and enlightenment. "As far back as in ," Desani later wrote, "I said H. Hatterr was a portrait of a man, the common vulgar species, found everywhere, both in the East and in the West".


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All About H. Hatterr is a novel I bought after seeing it recommended somewhere the complete review, I think. It is a modernist novel written in in a colloquial Indian English laced with bits of slang, Shakespeare, legal jargon and so on.4/5(43). A book that has been praised by TS Eliot, Anthony Burgess, Salman Rushdie and Saul Bellow, All About H Hatterr might not be to everyone's taste, but it is a classic comic novel.

I wish I had discovered it years ago. It deserves wider exposure. The New York Review of Books has done a service by bringing it back into by: 9. All About H. Hatterr was published in England in and was one of the best-selling books of the year. Settling in India inDesani began a life of near seclusion.

During this period, he spent time in Buddhist monasteries and studied yoga and Hindu and Buddhist scriptures. The Illustrated Weekly of India reprinted Hali in full in Their introduction to the piece follows.

Since the publication of All About H. Hatterr, there has been considerable speculation about Desani's highly complex literaryDesani's second book, is a play, and is completely different from his is a work of great force and beauty, with music of its own.

About All About H. Hatterr. Wildly funny and wonderfully bizarre, All About H. Hatterr is one of the most perfectly eccentric and strangely absorbing works modern English has produced. 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. G.V. Desani. NEW YORK REVIEW BOOKS; PAGES; $ PAPERBACK. Hatterr is a "fifty-fifty of the species." Born somewhere in colonial Malaysia of an English father and an Author: Dan Zigmond. The plot of the book, H. Hatterr's adventures in his search among the Sages of India for the Truth about Life, is a sturdy and effective vehicle for the mad exalting joy of the language of the book.

That's how I got hold of the amazing *All About H. Hatterr*, though I admit that initially I was captivated by the oddity of the missing um, parts on the nude men who decorate the cover. As others have pointed out, the style of Desani's English is a salient factor in this book/5.

The mad English of All About H. Hatterr is a thoroughly self-conscious and finely controlled performance, as Burgess points out elsewhere in the same preface: But it is the language that makes the book, a sort of creative chaos that grumbles at the restraining banks.

Wildly funny and wonderfully bizarre, All About H. Hatterr is one of the most perfectly eccentric and strangely absorbing works modern English has produced. Hatterr is the son of a European merchant officer and a lady from Penang who has been raised and educated in missionary schools in : New York Review Books.

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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.

His story is of his search for enlightenment as, in the course of visiting /5(2). Warning!. Warning!. Better heed those first warnings, and all those!!!!. This – fellers. femmes. -- this book – is mad. Like a hatter. Ostensibly an “autobiographical,” All About H. Hatterr, by Govinas Vishnoodas Desani (New York Review Books, pages) was first published in Desani explains, Though I was attending a world war, the.

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Editions for All About H. Hatterr: (Paperback published in ), (), (Paperback published in ), (Hardcover publishe Cited by: 9. All About H Hatterr is unlike anything else. It is a comic novel, written by an Indian () who had vast linguistic resources at his disposal, but chose to write a novel which has resemblances to Sterne's Tristram Shandy and Flann O'Brien's At Swim Two Birds/5(21).

All About H. Hatterr broke publicity records for a book published that year (Writer, London). The tone of the reviewers was of surprise and awe (Newsweek, ). In the United States, too, Hatterr earned high critical acclaim. Orville Prescott, in his Book of the Week review, in The New York Times, said of it, " Genre: Novel, short story, essay, lecture.

A Forgotten Indian Masterpiece: All About H. Hatterr by G.V. Desani On Ap Ap By Anirban Nanda In Book Review, English Lit Talks, Experience with a Book, Uncategorized It is matter of utter despair that a book like this, of such caliber and quality, is long forgotten.Open Library is an open, editable library catalog, building towards a web page for every book ever published.

All about H. Hatterr by G. V. Desani,Penguin edition, in English - Rev. ed. All about H. Hatterr ( edition) | Open LibraryPages: ISBN: OCLC Number: Notes: Originally published in London in under title: All about Mr.

Hatterr. Description: pages 21 cm.