The Sprawl (Paperback)

By Jason Diamond

Coffee House Press, 9781566895828, 256pp.

Publication Date: August 25, 2020

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For decades the suburbs have been where art happens despite: despite the conformity, the emptiness, the sameness. Time and again, the story is one of gems formed under pressure and that resentment of the suburbs is the key ingredient for creative transcendence. But what if, contrary to that, the suburb has actually been an incubator for distinctly American art, as positively and as surely as in any other cultural hothouse? Mixing personal experience, cultural reportage, and history while rejecting clich's and pieties and these essays stretch across the country in an effort to show that this uniquely American milieu deserves another look.

About the Author

Jason Diamond is a writer and editor living in Brooklyn. His first book was Searching for John Hughes.