What could I do if I couldn't write?
Writing was to be my rescue.
. . . Even Prospero
in his book-lined cell
had suffered shipwreck
and selfwreck; his island
was unreachable except through storm.

Janet Frame, An Angel at my Table,
London: Paladin, 1987, p. 128.



Virtual space provides a medium in which texts can be creatively reworked and merged together in ways that are often impossible outside virtual readerly spaces. As in the act of dreaming or remembering, the reader becomes the writer, assembling a moving intertextual collage. One of the virtual texts involved in the process of creative intertextual reworkings of texts is a reader's subjectivity, that reader's notion of identity.

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