(urth) Dorcas the Forgetless or Baldanders the Forgetful?

Ryan Dunn ryan at liftingfaces.com
Tue Sep 7 11:13:38 PDT 2010

On Sep 7, 2010, at 1:55 PM, Lee Berman wrote:

> When Severian first meets Dorcas, she "swallows" before she says her name. I don't know
> if gut-level intuition has any advantage, but in both cases, on re-reading, my intuition 
> told me that her hesitation is because she goes by another name. A nickname which, for 
> obvious reasons, can't be revealed at this time in the story.
> Not a very exciting answer but I lean toward that one. 

Would the nickname be 'Cas, which the boatman uses for his lost wife?


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