Anita Desai Baumgartner's Bombay

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Baumgartner's Bombay

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Hugo Baumgartner is a lifelong wandering Jew. From his agonising childhood in pre-war Berlin, through his spell in business first in Calcutta and then Bombay, he simply doesn't belong. Too dark for Hitler's Germany, too fair for India, he remains a foreigner wherever he goes.

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A perceptive observation about the human race cleverly constructed and told with Desai's opulent vocabulary.

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"One of the best English novelists writing in English" ( Independent)

"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, whatever he goes" ( Daily Telegraph)

"Beautifully observed... Recovers a lost slice of history in its portrayal of a wounded survivor" ( Observer)

"Cleverly constructed, and full of sharp perceptions about human nature under the skin, whatever the colour" ( The Times)

"Anita Desai writes beautifully, employing an opulent vocabulary to great effect in her physical descriptions... The achievement of a superior writer" ( Literary Review)

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