Som jeg ser det: essays om billedkunst (Tiderne Skifter, 2011; Danish)


Notes on this edition: Som jeg ser det: essays om billedkunst. Copenhagen: Tiderne Skifter, 2011. Pp. 218. Translated by Claus Bech. ISBN: 9788779733725. (Danish)

Julian Barnes’s Danish publisher encouraged the publication of this collection of essays on art several years prior to the publication of Barnes’s collection Keeping an Eye Open: Essays on Art (Jonathan Cape, 2015). The Danish publication contains essays on the following artists:

Theodore Géricault
Eugène Delacroix
Gustave Courbet
Édouard Manet
Edgar Degas
Odilon Redon
Félix Vallotton
Pierre Bonnard
Édouard Vuillard
Georges Braque
René Magritte
Claes Oldenburg

The example featured here is signed, but a lengthy, personalized inscription has been removed from the title page.

“A London View” (Granta 65, Spring 1999)


Notes on this edition: “A London View” by Julian Barnes. Granta 65 (Spring 1999): 176-177. Barnes recalls his early memories of the Metropolitan, Bakerloo and District tube lines.

Going to the Dogs (Orion Books, 2015)


Notes on this edition: Going to the Dogs. London: Orion Books, 2015. Pp. 229. 23 cm. ISBN: 9781409150275

Orion Books republished all four Dan Kavanagh novels in hardback and paperback. This is the paperback edition of the fourth Kavanagh novel Going to the Dogs, originally published by Viking (1987).

Putting the Boot In (Orion Books, 2015)


Notes on this edition: Putting the Boot In. London: Orion Books, 2015. Pp. 209. 23 cm. ISBN: 9781409150244

Orion Books republished all four Dan Kavanagh novels in hardback and paperback. This is the paperback edition of the third Kavanagh novel Putting the Boot In, originally published by Jonathan Cape (1985).

Fiddle City (Orion Books, 2015)


Notes on this edition: Fiddle City. London: Orion Books, 2015. Pp. 194. 23 cm. ISBN: 9781409150213

Orion Books republished all four Dan Kavanagh novels in hardback and paperback. This is the paperback edition of the second Kavanagh novel Fiddle City, originally published by Jonathan Cape (1980).

Duffy (Orion Books, 2014)


Notes on this edition: Duffy. London: Orion Books, 2014. Pp. 192. 23 cm. ISBN: 9781409150176.

Orion Books republished all four Dan Kavanagh novels in hardback and paperback. This is the paperback edition of the first Kavanagh novel Duffy, originally published by Jonathan Cape (1980).

Duffy (Jonathan Cape, 1980)


Notes on this edition: First edition – London: Jonathan Cape, 1980. £4.95. Print run: 4000.

Julian Barnes’s first book publication under the pseudonym Dan Kavanagh. Published the same year as Barnes’s first literary novel Metroland (1980).

Descriptive Bibliography:

Title Page: Duffy | Dan Kavanagh | [Jonathan Cape device] | JONATHAN CAPE | THIRTY BEDFORD SQUARE LONDON

Copyright Page: First published 1980 | Copyright © by Dan Kavanagh 1980 | Jonathan Cape Ltd, 30 Bedford Square, London WC1 | British Library Cataloguing in Publication Data | Kavanagh, Dan | Duffy | I. Title | 823’.9’1F  PR6061.A89/ | ISBN 0 224 01822 1 | Printed in Great Britain by | Lowe & Brydone Printers Ltd, Thetford, Norfolk

Collation: 19.7 x 12.8 cm. Pp. [i-iv, 1-6] 7-180 [181-188]. [i]: pasted to board. [ii-iv]: blank. [1]: ‘Duffy’. [2]: blank. [3]: title page. [4]: copyright page. [5]: ‘To Pat Kavanagh’. [6]: blank. 7-180: text. [181]: text. [182-187]: blank. [188]: pasted to board.

General description: Binding 20.5 x 13.5 cm. Black boards, gold blocked on spine. No endpapers (outer leaves pasted down). Black dust jacket lettered in pink, yellow and white, with a color drawing of a woman’s foot in a pink high-heel shoe.  No author photograph.

Fein gehackt und grob gewüfelt: der Pedant in der Küche | The Pedant in the Kitchen (Kiepenheuer & Witsch, 2004)


Notes on this edition: Fein gehackt und grob gewüfelt: der Pedant in der Küche | The Pedant in the Kitchen. Köln: Kiepenheuer & Witsch, 2004. Pp. 158. 20 cm. Translated by Gertraude Krueger with illustrations by Joe Berger. ISBN: 3462034197

Cross Channel (Picador, 1996)


Notes on this edition: Cross Channel. London: Picador, 1996. Pp. 224. £4.99. ISBN: 9780330349161

First Picador paperback edition with cover similar to the first UK hardback edition.

Dix ans après | Love, etc (Mercure de France, 2002)


Notes on this edition: Dix ans après | Love, etc. Paris: Mercure de France, 2002. Pp. 253. Translated by Jean-Pierre Aoustin. ISBN: 9782715222236

Published in December 2001, Dix ans après is the French translation of Julian Barnes’s novel Love, etc, which is a sequel to the novel Talking It Over. Interestingly, Talking It Over was translated into French with under the title Love, etc.