Black Dog

In this week’s episode of NedPR listen to the story “Black Dog,” based on a real incident, and an interview with the author, Professor Lois Lyles.

“Black dog is the symbol of everything that is unknown and which people therefore fear and hate. A black dog is alluded to in the play by William Shakespeare, Titus Andronicus. One of the main characters is referred to as a black dog, because of his ethnicity, his Moorish decent. The black dog is a real dog, but it is also a symbol of everything that is kept outside of our consciousness, because we’ve been taught to fear and hate otherness.” – Professor Lois Lyles, the author

Lyles would like to thank David Field whose personal details helped in creating the background of “Black Dog.”

Music for “Black Dog” written and performed by Jimbob Peltaire.

And Jack Kerouac answering the question: “Why write?”

April 9th, 2008 4:31 pm

Dr. Lois Lyles is one of my personal heros. Her intelligence and passion infuses her beautiful and brave story “Black Dog.” What a great interview! Professor Lyles takes on the big stuff and isn’t afraid to dig in. Give this one a listen.

MUCH LOVE TO NED PR AND TO LOIS LYLES!

With Much Respect,

Matthew Clark Davison

HASA
May 11th, 2008 2:39 am

Professor Lyles is amazing. Very cool to be able to Listen to a story as opposed to reading it. Good interview Ned! the site is great.

Thanks!

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