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'When I am writing' Kay has said, 'I always imagine myself in some kind of virtual computer environment and think of my memory works as hypertexts'. Worldview is one such 'memory work', in which Kay attempts to chronicle the history of the world using only her own memories
as a reference.

 

Her account covers topics ranging
from the Second World War to fast food outlets. The authoritative tone adopted throughout makes the text seem reliable and definitive, but there are glaring gaps and inaccuracies. In fact, the work tells us less about history than about Kay's own background and identity.

 

November 2002