Este es el e-mail que recibí el 14 de abril como contestación a mis preguntas enviado por la propia autora.

Mensaje 4/4 ( 3K).

           Children's Time
           deena larsen <>
           Mon, 14 Apr 2003 13:38:03 +0800

 HI Christina,

 This may be a second message: I am not sure I sent one off and will
 reconstruct my message.

 First, my new home page is up at
 (will be on when I can figure out how to
 update that site.  I have reorganized my works, which may help you with
 the third question, how to read my hypertexts.

 - What do you want to transmit with this  hypertext?
 - What about the shape?
 - Why do you use this configuration?

 Children's time is one of about 10 kanji-lkus.  In all my kanji-kus, I
 explore the way that the shape of the Japanese word means, how it fits
 together.  I want to bring out subtleties in the shape and structure of
 the word itself. In Father figures, for example, I juxtaposed the two
 crossing sides with a flashback to the past about the father and what it
 means in the present to be a father.  In Children's Time, the
 outstretched arms suggest to me a child running, an exuberant play.
 What does the shape suggest to you? How do you see the colors in the
 kanji interacting with the story about children playing in the pool?
 What does the language suggest about the shape?

 - How shoul we read your hypertexts in  general?

 I write for three audiences:

 People who are approaching hypertext for the first time.  I try to give
 them something to enjoy, to get their feet wet and something they can

 People familiar with hypertext/elit. I want to give them some meat,
 something to discuss and explore with narrative and structural

 Scholars and analysts: If you look deep in my works, you will often find
 a hidden space or meaning.  Scholars love these types of things.  Keeps
 them busy.

  - Why do you write hypertexts?

 I write hypertexts because I love the possibilites inherent in the
 media. Every piece is a new genre, a new way of seeing the world.

  - How long did you use to write "Children´s time"?

 This is a trick question!  Every piece takes its own amount of time.
 Children's time is a shorter piece, not as involved as Disappearing
 Rain. I took a 3 month sabbatical to work on Disappearing Rain, and I
 worked on it for over 2 years.  Marble Springs took me the longest of
 any of my published work: 6 years.  I've been in labor with Stone Moons,
 my unpublished baby, for 8 years.

 Best of luck with your piece.


 Thanks for your help. If you were interested in my analysis, you could
 see it in:

                              Yours faithfully:

                          Cristina Fdez de Gorostiza Samper