Upstream! / Controcorrente (Gruppo editoriale L’Espresso, 2008; English / Italian)


Notes on this edition: Upstream! / Controcorrente. Rome: La Biblioteca di Repubblica – L’Espresso, 2008. Pp. 95. 18 cm. (Dual Language edition in English & Italian)

This book is #10 in a series of dual language publications that print the English and Italian translation side-by-side. Excerpts the chapter “Upstream!” from Julian Barnes’s A History of the World in 10½ Chapters along with Riccardo Mainardi’s translation for the Giulio Einaudi edition of the novel originally published in 1997.

Pulse (Vintage International, 2012)


Notes on this edition: Pulse: Stories. New York: Vintage International, 2012. Pp. 227. 21 cm. ISBN: 9780307742407

First American edition with “First Vintage International Edition, Feburary 2012” printed to the copyright page. Paper covers with book design by Michael Appuhn.

El loro de Flaubert | Flaubert’s Parrot (Editorial Anagrama/Compactos, 2001; Spanish)


Notes on this edition: El loro de Flaubert | Flaubert’s Parrot. Barcelona: Editorial Anagrama/Compactos, 2001. Pp. 229. 21 cm. Translated by Antonio Mauri. ISBN: 9788433920904 (Spanish)

Editorial Anagrama issued El loro de Flaubert in a compact edition (Compactos 86). The book pictured is the 5th printing (“Quinta edición”), published in September 2001.

顔役を擊て | Duffy (Hayakawa Shobō, 1981; Japanese)


Notes on this edition: 顔役を擊て (Kaoyaku o utte). Tokyo: Hayakawa Shobō, 1981. Pp. 169. 19 cm. Translated by Yoshinobu Tamura. (Japanese).

Hayakawa Shobō published this Japanese translation of Duffy, Julian Barnes’s first novel using the pseudonym “Dan Kavanagh”, the year after its English publication by Jonathan Cape in 1980. Published as a paperback issued in publisher’s protective plastic cover. 

The Sense of an Ending (Harrap/Larousse, 2013)


Notes on this edition: The Sense of an Ending. Paris: Harrap/Larousse, 2013. Pp. 156. 20 cm. ISBN: 9782818702796

This edition publishes the English text with key words translated into French in the margins to assist French readers wishing to read the original English. The cover states: “Lire en anglais avec la traduction des mots-clés” (“Read in English with the translation of key words”).

Une histoire du monde en 10 chapitres 1/2 (Mercure de France, 2011; French)


Notes on this edition: Une histoire du monde en 10 chapitres 1/2 | A History of the World in 10½ Chapters. Paris: Mercure de France, 2011. Pp. 482. 21 cm. Translated by Michel Courtois-Fourcy. ISBN: 9782715231566 (French).

French edition reissued in 2011, with wrap-around paper band.

Rien à craindre | Nothing to Be Frightened of (Mercure de France, 2009; French)


Notes on this edition: Rien à craindre | Nothing to Be Frightened of. Mercure de France, 2009. Pp. 301. 21 cm. Translated by Jean-Pierre Aoustin. (French)

This is the first French edition published in January 2009, issued with wrap-around paper band. Later in 2009, the Gallimard Folio edition appeared (series no. 5070).

The Truth about Dogs (Bloomsbury, 2005)


Notes on this edition: London: Bloomsbury, 2005. £5.99. First published by Bloomsbury in hardback, this edition features a newly designed paper cover in blue-green. Originally published as Kriegels Kleine Hunde-Kunde by Volker Kriegel. Translated and with an introduction by Julian Barnes. 

Pedantul în bucătărie | The Pedant in the Kitchen (Editura Nemira, 2006; Romanian)


Notes on this edition: Pedantul în bucătărie | The Pedant in the Kitchen. Bucureşti: Editura Nemira, 2006. Pp. 185. 18 cm. Translated by Marina Radu. (Romanian)

The Romanian edition of Julian Barnes’s collection of cookery essays The Pedant in the Kitchen include the original illustrations by Joe Berger that first appeared in The Guardian alongside Barnes’s essays.

Also featured in the photographs is a promotional bookmark that was inserted into this copy of the book.

Café au Lait | Cross Channel (Editura Nemira, 2005; Romanian)


Notes on this edition: Café au Lait | Cross Channel. Bucureşti: Editura Nemira, 2005. Pp. 249. 18 cm. Translated by Mihai Moroiu. ISBN: 9789735697846. (Romanian)

Café au lait is the Roman translation of Julian Barnes’s short story collection Cross Channel. Story titles in this edition include: Ermitaj | Interferențe | Nod de cale ferată | Pepene galben | Experiment | Veșnic | Gnossienne | Dragoni | Brambilla | Tunel