Daniel Dockery

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• Daniel Dockery

October 9th, 2017
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This may be impossible—for me, at any rate. Two books sprang immediately to mind—Gene Wolfe’s Book of the New Sun (yes, technically that’s four books [The Shadow of the Torturer, 1980; The Claw of the Conciliator, 1981; The Sword of the Lictor, 1982; and The Citadel of the Autarch, 1983], but let’s not split hairs) and Umberto Eco’s Foucault’s Pendulum—but then something occurred to me: if this is supposed to indicate “what kind of person” I am, should I instead be listing the books in which I myself am printed, quoted, cited, referenced, etc.? If so, the question gets more complicated, as I’m not sure which five to choose; I realized I can give rather different (and not at all complete) impressions of the kind of person I am depending on which I present: I could use only the academic or literary works, or the mathematical and programming ones, the music references, the esoteric, or show a different side altogether by only using the gaming stuff—or I could use one of each and make it look like I’m insane lol. I suppose I could also just cite the fictional references and leave it at that:

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Daniel Dockery

animî nostrî dêbent interdum âlûcinâri

Home of published musician, recording artist, mathematician, programmer, translator, artist, classicist, and general polymath.