“Investigations of a Dog "
"Investigations of a Dog" was published posthumously in Berlin in 1931. Like other Kafka stories, the protaginist is an animal, in this case, a dog. Told from the canine perspective, the tale concearns the nature and limits of knowledge.
With lines like, 'So long as you have food in your mouth, you have solved all questions for the time being,' the narrator empirically searches for answers to understand his world, all the while illustrating dogkind's inability – or perhaps, unwillingness – to acknowledge the existance of their human masters.
Panel featured perspectives from Elizabeth Rohwer, Arthur Raybold and Elena Leholm, with readings from the story by Byron LaDue.
The text of "Investigations of a Dog" can be downloaded for free. Scroll down to p.310. For an interesting analysis click "Speculative Music".
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