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VIRTUAL EVENT: Jason Diamond discusses his collection, THE SPRAWL, with Adam Chandler

Co-hosted by Mechanics Hall as part of the First Friday Reading Series via Zoom!

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 cliches and pieties and these essays stretch across the country in an effort to show that this uniquely American milieu deserves another look.

Event date: 
Friday, September 4, 2020 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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The Sprawl Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781566895828
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Coffee House Press - August 25th, 2020