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Pop Song: Adventures in Art and Intimacy (Hardback)
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Pop Song: Adventures in Art and Intimacy (Hardback)

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Hardback 288 Pages / Published: 08/07/2021
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'...I don't know what comes after, once I decide to let desire have its way with me. How to un-melt the melted? How to turn the ground powder back into a person? This idea points to a knowledge that I don't have: how to love without losing the self.' Plumbing the well of culture for clues about love and loss - from Agnes Martin's abstract paintings to Anne Carson's Eros the Bittersweet to Frank Ocean's Blonde - this brilliant work of debut nonfiction explores the state of falling in love, whether with a painting or a person. Pham creates a perfectly fractured portrait of modern intimacy, triumphant in its vulnerability and restlessness. Pop Song is a book about distances: the miles we travel to get away from ourselves, or those who hurt us, and the impossible gaps that can exist between two people sharing a bed. Here is a map to all the routes by which we might escape our own needs before finally finding a way home.

Publisher: Profile Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781788168021
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 412 g
Dimensions: 204 x 138 x 28 mm
Edition: Main


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Generous, insightful, and piercingly honest ... brings new light to the hidden contours of the heart. -- Alexandra Kleeman, author of Intimations
There are so many times in my past when reading Pop Song could have saved my life. It may very well save yours -- Esme Weijun Wang, author of The Collected Schizophrenias
Reading Pop Song is like being deep in a midnight email exchange with the first person who broke your heart. Pham darts between heartbreak and fine art with startling and delightful ease. -- Rowan Hisayo Buchanan
Combines the thrilling and agonized travails of her young narrator with the lucid and steady eye of a born critic ... A bold and promising debut -- Melissa Febos, author of Abandon Me
Pop Song takes me everywhere I didn't realize I was longing to go ... I am absolutely in love. You will be, too. -- Kristen Radtke, author of Imagine Wanting Only This
A roadmap to transcendence, in essays that are as intimate as their subjects -- Tony Tulathimutte, author of Private Citizens
A vulnerable, nuanced story about the non-linear process of overcoming heartbreak and letting go. Like your favourite song or first love, Pham's words won't just get stuck in your head, they'll stay there * Bust *

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“A Song From The Heart”

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... More

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“Emotional essays on art and a relationship”

Pop Song: Adventures in Art & Intimacy is an exploration of love and art, and how both make you feel. The series of essays charts, loosely, a relationship: how Pham became the person she was when she met this... More

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