Baumgartner's Bombay by Anita Desai
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Baumgartner's Bombay
By Anita Desai

Baumgartner's Bombay

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Baumgartner's Bombay by Anita Desai

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Hugo Baumgartner, the central character of Anita Desai's dazzling novel, is a wandering Jew all his life. From the agonising scenes of his childhood in pre-war Berlin, through his spell in business in Calcutta and then Bombay, he simply does not belong. Too dark for Hitler's society he is too fair for India; he remains a firanghi, a foreigner, wherever he goes' Daily Telegraph 'Anita Desai writes beautifully, employing an opulent vocabulary to great effect in her physical descriptions.The achievement of a superior writer' Literary Review'A book that puts to shame all the little epithets and pert cliches that praise may offer' London Review of Books

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780099428527
ISBN-10: 0099428520
Format: Paperback
(199mm x 130mm x 16mm)
Pages: 240
Imprint: Vintage
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 2-Aug-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Anita Desai

Anita Desai was born and educated in India. Her published works include many award-winning short story collections and novels, three of which have been shortlisted for the Booker Prize, most recently Fasting, Feasting. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and lives in New York State.

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