Notes on this edition: Julian Barnes. “Staring at the Sun [excerpt].” Writers on World War II: An Anthology. Edited by Mordecai Richler. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1991. 727 + . 24 x 16 cm. ISBN: 0394572580.
Julian Barnes’s excerpt from Staring at the Sun appears on pp. 159-160.
Notes on this edition: Julian Barnes (Contributor). The Dictionary of Biographical Quotation of British and American Subjects. Edited by Richard Kenin and Justin Wintle. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1978. Pp. 860 + . 25.3 x 19.4 cm. ISBN: 039450027x.
While specific entries are not identified as being researched by Julian Barnes, he is listed as one of the contributors to this volume. The work for this volume was done in the years before the publication of Barnes’s first novel (Metroland, 1980). Other contributors include John Baxter and Jonathan Keates amongst others.
According to Julian Barnes, researchers were paid 50p for each quotation that made it into the final publication. Barnes can’t remember at this distance the exact entries he contributed, but based on the payments he received the number was substantial (in the hundreds).
Notes on this item: Cryptic Crossword No. 24,901. The Guardian, 7 January 2010.
The crossword pictured here was completed by Julian Barnes himself prior to being sent to his bibliographer. The puzzle features numerous answers based on Julian Barnes, his writings, and his interests (e.g. Flaubert, etc.).
To complete the crossword, please visit The Guardian website: https://www.theguardian.com/crosswords/cryptic/24901
Notes on this item: Dan Kavanagh Photo. Advertisement Rate Card, London Review of Books, 1989. 20.9 x 14.8 cm.
This London Review of Books advertisement rate card features a photo of Dan Kavanagh (Julian Barnes’s pseudonym) by Tim O’Sullivan.
Notes on this item: Promotional Poster for A History of the World in 10½ Chapters. Jonathan Cape, 1989.
Large format promotional poster featuring the cover art for the Jonathan Cape edition of Julian Barnes’s novel A History of the World in 10½ Chapters.
Notes on this edition: Salman Rushdie. Imaginary Homelands: Essays and Criticism, 1981-1991. London: Granta Books, 1991. Pp. 432 + . 23.4 x 15.7 cm. ISBN: 0670839523.
Rushdie’s essay on Julian Barnes’s A History of the World in 10½ Chapters appears on pp. 241-243.
Notes on this edition: Julian Barnes. “Playing Chess with Arthur Koestler.” The 64-Square Looking Glass. Edited by Burt Hochberg. New York: Times Books, 1993. Pp. 352 + . 24 x 16.5 cm. ISBN: 0812919297.
Julian Barnes’s essay appears on pp. 150-162.
Notes on this edition: Julian Barnes. “Evermore.” The Art of the Story: An International Anthology of Contemporary Short Stories. Edited by Daniel Halpern. New York: Viking, 1999. Pp. 667 + . 24.2 x 16.4 cm. ISBN: 0670887617.
Julian Barnes’s short story “Evermore” appears on pp. 73-84.
Notes on this edition: Prerekanja (Theatre Programme). Ljubljana: Slovene National Theatre, 2007. Pp.72. 20.9 x 19.9 cm.
Theatre programme for Prerekanja performed by the Slovene National Theatre during their 2007/08 season. Performance opened on 23 and 24 November 2007.
Directed by Boris Cavazza from the translation of the novel by Valerija Cokan. The program contains excerpts from Barnes’s novels Talking It Over and A History of the World in 10½ Chapters. It also includes excerpts from a book on Julian Barnes by Vanessa Guignery.
Notes on this item: Julian Barnes. “The Salinger Affair.” London Review of Books, vol. 10, no. 19, 27 October 1988: 3-5.
Julian Barnes reviews In Search of J. D. Salinger by Ian Hamilton. Barnes’s review caused problems in his relationship with Hamilton, but the two later maintained their friendship. This copy is signed by Julian Barnes and was purchased from the Estate of Rolland Comstock.