THE DOG'S TALE: A Life in the Buda Hills - a literary reading with Rani Drew

May 9, 2011 - 17:30 - 19:00
Nador u. 9, Monument Building
Gellner Room
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CEU organizer(s): 
Lilla Földy
CEU host unit(s): 
Center for Arts and Culture (CAC)
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THE DOG'S TALE: A Life in the Buda Hills - a literary reading with Rani Drew

Welcome by Howard Michael Robinson (Department of Philosophy, CEU)

The small dog Bela is rescued as a puppy and raised by a young woman and her mother in the Buda Hills overlooking Budapest. He observes, listens and learns about the world around him and his life is full and happy until circumstances change. He hears the call of the wild and finds he must make a decision. The Dog’s Tale: a Life in the Buda Hills is on one level a heart warming tale told by a dog in unsettled times, but on another level it is a literary work with the Kafkaesque element of first person narration by a domestic animal. The sociological and existentialist perceptions of the dog form a critique of the human world.

RANI DREW is a poet, playwright and short story writer. She has written for stage and radio, and has produced plays in the U.K, China, Hungary, Romania, Spain and Macedonia. Her work has been published in North American, English and Indian poetry and fiction magazines. Drew has travelled widely, teaching in Universities in Singapore, China and Hungary. During 1999-2000 she lectured at the University of Pécs in Hungary, where she taught theatre workshops, English literature, psychoanalysis and gender studies. Drew has published articles on Freud, women’s writings and post-colonial literature. She is married and lives in England.