Lit List: Weekend of Friday August 19, 2016

 Rabindranath Tagore (Source: Wikimedia Commons)

Rabindranath Tagore (Source: Wikimedia Commons)

Good evening readers. Here's a round-up of literary news, commentary and fiction to add to your weekend reading list.

  • There’s a Little Bit of Narcissism in Us All. Kristin Dombek Explains Why: An advice columnist's "joyful, generous" essays on narcissism. (The New York Times)
  • ‘The Little Prince’ Leaps Off the Page and Onto the Screen: Saint-Exupéry's enchanting, satirical novella, adapted into an animated film. (Electric Lit)
  • The ‘Decline’ of White Christian America, Explained in 4 Books: Exploring the political implications of a demographic sea change. (Signature Reads)
  • The Ultimate Literary Ten-Course Meal: Chef Evan Hanczor Creates Edible Masterpieces from Beloved Books (Lit Hub)
  • ‘Knockings At My Heart’ Rediscovers Tagore’s Unpublished Autograph Poems: Verses translated from Bengali into English by the poet himself. (The Wire)
  • Philip Metres: Kissing Joe F— : In a new short story, the most fraught kiss on the cheek since Judas. (Guernica)
  • Peter Ho Davies: ‘Could I have become a writer if I’d stayed in Britain?’: The Welsh-Chinese novelist on literature's role in "the exploding of...buried myths." (The Guardian)
  • Look by Solmaz Sharif: a rare American poet who puts war at the center of her work. (Bookforum)
  • 5 Fictional Vegetarians Who Defy Stereotypes: On Memes and More Nuanced Representations of Non-Meat Eaters (Lit Hub)