Lit List: Weekend of Friday July 8, 2016

Good evening literary fans. Here's some literary news and commentary to add to your weekend reading list.

  • Walking While Black: "I welcomed the chance to stroll. I wanted to walk alongside Whitman’s ghost" (Lit Hub)
  • Paul Kalanithi Poetry Video Goes Viral: When Breath Becomes Air writer addressed his infant daughter through poetry before he died. (GalleyCat)
  • In Praise of Minor Literature: The difference between major and minor works.  (The Paris Review
  • A Rookie Film Director Takes on Salinger: An article about the director of the upcoming Salinger movie. (The NY Times
  • Fight Club 2 Claims Top Spot On The New York Times Bestsellers List: Chuck Palahniuk's graphic novel takes the number one spot for hardcover graphic books. (GalleyCat)
  • The Standoff in Bangladesh: An essay on the massacre in Bangladesh. (NYR Daily
  • Michel Faber: 'I would have been a different writer without my wife': An author reflects on the impact his wife had on his writing. (The Guardian)