Woman on the Edge of Time
Piercy, Marge. Woman on the Edge of Time. New York: Knopf, 1976. New York: Fawcett, 1976. Also, "Woman on the Edge of Time." In Aurora: Beyond Equality. Susan J. Anderson and Vonda N. McIntyre, eds. Greenwich, CT: Fawcett, 1976.
The protagonist is trapped in the repressive bureaucracy of a contemporary mental health institution. Literal machinery in the story, though, is both good and bad: the technology in the eutopian Category of the novel is "appropriate." Rev. Colin Greenland in Foundation #19 (June 1980): 81-82. See under Literary Criticism the CW essay by P. Day.[] Cf. —and contrast— K. Kesey's One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, cited this Category. See under Drama, TERMINATOR 2 (where the female hero is also imprisoned in a mental hospital). See below under Background, S. Firestone, The Dialectic of Sex.