By Anna Kavan, Karl Theodore Bluth
Tremendous infrequent. The Horse's story has been revealed just once, so copies are very tough, if now not very unlikely by means of now, to discover. i do know of 1 individual except the writer of the EPUB who has learn it, after I despatched him the publication, and he advised me he had by no means heard of someone who owned the publication, and puzzled, half-jokingly, if it truly existed. hence this can be either the single digital replica of THT on hand on the web, and one of many basically any-copies of THT on hand at the anywhere.
FROM "THE CASE OF ANNA KAVAN"
BY DAVID CALLARD:
The publication, whose equine hero Kathbar takes his identify from an acronymic amalgam of Kavan and Karl Theodore Bluth, is a hugely own dream allegory. Kathbar is a circus horse and, on the finish of the struggle, all circus horses are to be despatched to the slaughterhouse. besides the fact that, Kathbar, is a phenomenal horse who can sing and recite poetry. He runs clear of his proprietor (significantly named Hugh), to turn into a celeb in an artist's colony by means of founding a faculty of 'Hoofism'. while Kathbar learns that Hoofism is completed, he falls into melancholy. but, melancholy is rarely faraway from the outside of Kathbar's lifestyles. 'Life can't exist with out the pull of annihilation.' He reviews at one aspect. back: 'It's outstanding how those that refuse to simply accept demise existentially are the very ones such a lot apt to disseminate it in a authentic means. You open up your fingers to demise and create a residing strategy out of the pull of not anything. those others don't create something, they just kill.'
At a celebration held for him Kathbar turns into obstreperous and inebriated, passes out and wakes up in an asylum, doubtful as to if he's a guy or a horse. 'I received the effect that it used to be no longer the clinic which latest for the advantage of the sufferers, however the sufferers whose functionality it used to be to supply the workers with an excuse for drawing their salaries. … It used to be a rule of the asylum to accede to each request made by way of an inmate, then easily forget about it.'
A 'Mr. Patronage', a pal from the prior, sends Kathbar to a 'mountain clinic', the place a Dr Hieronymus tells him that his melancholy is because of the constitutional abnormality and that he's 'too proficient to steer the lifetime of a horse'. Hieronymus, an alter-ego of Bluth, explains his 'existential psychology', Kathbar recovers his reminiscence and sanity and returns to the circus.