Harbart
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Contributors:
Banerjee, Sunandini, translator.
Deb, Siddhartha, 1970- author of afterword.
Published:
New York : New Directions Publishing Corporation, 2019.
Status:
Plaza New Fiction
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Description

"This beloved cult novel--about a young man who makes a business of relaying messages from the dead--is now in a sparkling English translation. Poor, poor, hard-luck Herbert Sarkar: born into a fancy Calcutta family but cursed from birth (his philandering movie director father is killed in a car crash and his mother dies soon after, when he's still just a baby), he is taken as an orphan into his uncle's house, only to fall further and further down the family totem pole. Despite good looks ('Hollywood-ish, Leslie Howard-ish') and native talents, he is scorned by all but his kind aunt. Poor Herbert: so lovable but so little loved. Cheated of his inheritance, living on the roof in cast-off clothing, he pines for love, but all is woe: his own nephews beat him up. At twenty, however, he suddenly seems to possess the gift of speaking with the dead. Harbert is bathed in glory. From less than zero to starry heights--what an apotheosis. The wheel of fortune turns again, all too soon... Legendary, scathingly satiric, wildly energetic, deeply tender, Harbart is an Indian masterwork"--

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Format:
Book
Physical Desc:
122 pages ; 21 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780811224734, 0811224732

Notes

General Note
"A New Directions paperbook."
General Note
"Originally published as Herbert in 1994 by Deys Publishers, Calcutta"--Title page verso.
Description
"This beloved cult novel--about a young man who makes a business of relaying messages from the dead--is now in a sparkling English translation. Poor, poor, hard-luck Herbert Sarkar: born into a fancy Calcutta family but cursed from birth (his philandering movie director father is killed in a car crash and his mother dies soon after, when he's still just a baby), he is taken as an orphan into his uncle's house, only to fall further and further down the family totem pole. Despite good looks ('Hollywood-ish, Leslie Howard-ish') and native talents, he is scorned by all but his kind aunt. Poor Herbert: so lovable but so little loved. Cheated of his inheritance, living on the roof in cast-off clothing, he pines for love, but all is woe: his own nephews beat him up. At twenty, however, he suddenly seems to possess the gift of speaking with the dead. Harbert is bathed in glory. From less than zero to starry heights--what an apotheosis. The wheel of fortune turns again, all too soon... Legendary, scathingly satiric, wildly energetic, deeply tender, Harbart is an Indian masterwork"--,Provided by publisher.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Bhaṭṭācārya, N., Banerjee, S., & Deb, S. (2019). Harbart. New York: New Directions Publishing Corporation.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Bhaṭṭācārya, Nabāruṇa, Sunandini, Banerjee and Siddhartha Deb. 2019. Harbart. New York: New Directions Publishing Corporation.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Bhaṭṭācārya, Nabāruṇa, Sunandini, Banerjee and Siddhartha Deb, Harbart. New York: New Directions Publishing Corporation, 2019.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Bhaṭṭācārya, Nabāruṇa,, Sunandini Banerjee, and Siddhartha Deb. Harbart. New York: New Directions Publishing Corporation, 2019. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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