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The Resource Harbart, Nabarun Bhattacharya ; translated from the Bengali by Sunandini Banerjee ; with an afterword by Siddhartha Deb

Harbart, Nabarun Bhattacharya ; translated from the Bengali by Sunandini Banerjee ; with an afterword by Siddhartha Deb

Label
Harbart
Title
Harbart
Statement of responsibility
Nabarun Bhattacharya ; translated from the Bengali by Sunandini Banerjee ; with an afterword by Siddhartha Deb
Title variation
Herbert
Creator
Contributor
Author
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • ben
  • eng
Summary
"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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NLknuyUXoas
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10784244
Cataloging source
LBSOR/DLC
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Bhaṭṭācārya, Nabāruṇa
Dewey number
891.4/4371
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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1970-
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  • Banerjee, Sunandini
  • Deb, Siddhartha
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True
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  • Spiritualism
  • Orphans
  • Kolkata (India)
  • Orphans
  • Spiritualism
  • India
  • India
  • LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics
Label
Harbart, Nabarun Bhattacharya ; translated from the Bengali by Sunandini Banerjee ; with an afterword by Siddhartha Deb
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "A New Directions paperbook."
  • "Originally published as Herbert in 1994 by Deys Publishers, Calcutta"--T.p. verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1086404496
Extent
1 volume.
Isbn
9780811224734
Lccn
2019004325
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1086404496
Label
Harbart, Nabarun Bhattacharya ; translated from the Bengali by Sunandini Banerjee ; with an afterword by Siddhartha Deb
Publication
Note
  • "A New Directions paperbook."
  • "Originally published as Herbert in 1994 by Deys Publishers, Calcutta"--T.p. verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1086404496
Extent
1 volume.
Isbn
9780811224734
Lccn
2019004325
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1086404496

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