“Unbefugtes Betreten” | “Trespass” (Häuptling Eigener Herd, 2009)


Notes on this edition: Julian Barnes. “Unbefugtes Betreten” | “Trespass”.  Häuptling Eigener Herd, no. 39, July 2009. Edited by Vincent Klink. Translated by Thomas Bodmer. (German).

“Der fremde Nabi: Félix Vallotton” (Blau, April 2016)


Notes on this item: Julian Barnes. “Der fremde Nabi: Félix Vallotton.” Blau, no. 10, April 2016. Pp. 30-43. Translated by Thomas Bodmer. (German).

Writers on World War II: An Anthology (Alfred A. Knopf, 1991)


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 + [9]. 24 x 16 cm. ISBN: 0394572580.

Julian Barnes’s excerpt from Staring at the Sun appears on pp. 159-160.

The Dictionary of Biographical Quotation of British and American Subjects (Alfred A. Knopf, 1978)


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 + [2]. 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).

The 64-Square Looking Glass (Times Books, 1993)


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 + [2]. 24 x 16.5 cm. ISBN: 0812919297.

Julian Barnes’s essay appears on pp. 150-162.

“Evermore” in The Art of the Story (Viking, 1999)


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 + [5]. 24.2 x 16.4 cm. ISBN: 0670887617.

Julian Barnes’s short story “Evermore” appears on pp. 73-84.

Prerekanja | Theatre Programme (Slovene National Theatre, 2007; Slovenian)


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.

“The Salinger Affair” (London Review of Books, 1988)


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.

“The Spying Game” (Sunday Times, 6 July 1997)


Notes on this item: Julian Barnes. “The Spying Game.” The Sunday Times, 6 July 1997: 1-2.

Julian Barnes reviews The File: A Personal History by Timothy Garton Ash. This copy is signed by Julian Barnes and was purchased from the Estate of Rolland Comstock.

“Fair Treatment for the Belgian Sex Maniac” (Literary Review, April 1992)


Notes on this edition: Julian Barnes. “Fair Treatment for the Belgian Sex Maniac.” Literary Review, April 1992: 4-6.

Julian Barnes writes about Georges Simenon in a review of The Man Who Wasn’t Maigret: A Portrait of Georges Simenon by Patrick Marnham. The essay was later published as “The Pouncer” in Something to Declare.

This copy of the journal is signed by Julian Barnes and was purchased from the Estate of Rolland Comstock.