Adventures in Art and Intimacy
by Larissa Pham
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Pub Date 08 Jul 2021 | Archive Date 07 Jul 2021
Serpent's Tail / Viper / Profile Books, Serpent's Tail
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Pop Song is a book about love and about falling in love — with a place, or a painting, or a person — and the joy and terror inherent in the experience of that love.. it is a memoir told through essays on art and media and the personal invention of her memory.. It takes a walk through her relationships as she wanders through life and places until she accepts the complexity of the world. Initially it appears like many similar essay collections such as Jia Tolentino's Trick Mirror or The Lonely City by Olivia Laing that also centres on art, however as the book progresses Pham chooses to get more personal. it is comfortingly honest as Pham addresses her introspection to an unknown You who app ears to be an ex lover.. its poetic crystalline prose beautifully depicts the authors intense feeling of grief for a moment that is past or lost.. Like a song that feels written just for you, Larissa Pham’s debut work of nonfiction captures the imagination and refuses to let go