All About H. Hatterr

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All About H. Hatterr (1948) is a novel by G. V. Desani chronicling the adventures of an Anglo-Malay man in search of wisdom and enlightenment. "As far back as in 1951," 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".

Literary significance and reception[edit]

Salman Rushdie comments:[1]

The mad English of All About H. Hatterr is a thoroughly self-conscious and finely controlled performance, as Anthony Burgess points out in its preface:

Comments Amardeep Singh, Assistant Professor of English at Lehigh University on the novel's mad English:

All About H. Hatterr and Modernist literature[edit]

Says Amardeep Singh:

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ Re-introducing All About H. Hatterr by Amardeep Singh, Assistant Professor of English at Lehigh University

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