The Body Artist by Don DeLillo

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In an American Literature module, how could I answer questions about this novel? Are there any links that can be made to American culture?

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The themes of The Body Artist are largely drawn from US society, although they apply more generally to the modern human condition. The body artist of the title is specifically identified as Lauren Hartke, as this is her profession. The concept can more generally be applied to the other...

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