What do the novel The Edible Woman, the LongPen device, and the chamber opera Pauline have in common?
The Edible Woman
The Edible Woman is a novel first published in 1969. It is the story of Marian who works in a market research company and has a dependable but boring boyfriend named Peter. Following her engagement, Marian’s sane, structured, and consumer-oriented world starts to slip out of focus. She starts bestowing food with human qualities, a development which causes her to identify with and unable to eat food. As the story progresses, Marian finds herself unable to savor and enjoy more and more kinds of food, while slowly realizing she is also gradually losing her identity.