“Grief” in Brief Encounters (W. W. Norton, 2016)

Notes on this edition: 

Barnes, Julian. “Grief” in Brief Encounters: A Collection of Contemporary Nonfiction. Edited by Judith Kitchen and Dinah Lenney. W. W. Norton & Company, 2016. 21 x 14 cm. Pp. 350 + [2]. ISBN: 9780393350999.

Julian Barnes’s contribution appears on page 307.

Der Rabe No. 21 (Haffsman, 1988; German)

Notes on this edition: 

Julian Barnes. “Krampf der Geschlechter: Zwanzig Fragen, die sich Manner (manchmal) uber Frauen stellen.” Der Rabe: Magazin fur jede , No. 21, Zürich: Haffmans Verlag, 1988. Pp. 220 + [4]. 17.9 x 10.7 cm. ISBN: 3251100211.

Julian Barnes contributes an essay (pp. [196]-203;  translated by Hans M. Herzog).

Der Rabe No. 28 (Haffsman, 1990; German)

Notes on this edition: 

Der Rabe: Magazin fur jede , No. 28, Zürich: Haffmans Verlag, 1990. Pp. 221 + [3]. 17.9 x 10.8 cm. ISBN: 3259100289.

Dan Kavanagh contributes “Billard um halb zwei,” an excerpt from his fourth novel Going to the Dogs. Pp. [174]-177. Translated by Willi Winkler.

Julian Barnes contributes “Schachspielen mit Arthur Koestler.” Pp. [178]-196. Translated by Leslie Giger.


Der Rabe No. 48 (Haffsman, 1997; German)

Notes on this edition: 

Julian Barnes. “Der Lebensversicherer.” Der Rabe: Magazin fur jede , No. 48, Zürich: Haffmans Verlag, 1997. Pp. 206 + [2]. 17.9 x 10.8 cm. ISBN: 3251100483.

Julian Barnes contributes an excerpt from Staring at the Sun (pp. [145]-148;  translated by Gertraude Krueger).

Der Rabe No. 51 (Haffmans, 1997; German)

Notes on this edition: 

Julian Barnes. “Die Kunst der Täuschung.” Der Rabe: Magazin fur jede , No. 51, Zürich: Haffmans Verlag, 1997. Pp. 189 + [3]. 17.9 x 10.8 cm. ISBN: 3251100513.

Julian Barnes contributes “Die Kunst der Täuschung,” an review of a show put on at the British Museum (pp. [11]-15;  translated by Gertraude Krueger).

“A Self-Possessed Woman” | White Fire (Pan Books, 1991)

Notes on this edition: Julian Barnes. “A Self-Possessed Woman” in White Fire: More Tales of the Fantastic. Edited by Alberto Manguel. London: Pan Books, 1991. Pp. 941 + [1]. 19.6 x 12.8 cm.

Julian Barnes’s short story appears on pp. [444]-459. This is a Picador edition first published by Pan Books. First published in Canada in 1990.

“Nachworts” | Chez Krull (Kampa Verlag, 2018; German)

Notes on this edition: Julian Barnes. “Nachworts: Die Welt von ‘Chez Krull’ ist nicht verschwunden” in Chez Krull by Georges Simenon. Zürich: Kampa Verlag, 2018. Pp. 253 [254] + [2]. 21 x 13.2 cm. ISBN: 9783311133353. (German).

Julian Barnes’s afterword is translated by Thomas Bodmer and appears on pp. 249-[254].

To launch the new Simenon publishing program in German, Kampa Verlag commissioned afterwords to accompany the new editions. Simenon’s Chez Krull features an afterword by Julian Barnes, as pictured.

Inserted into the example presented here is a small promotional pamphlet of 20 pages (10 pages folded and glued) promoting the new editions. For more information about Kampa Verlag, please visit: https://kampaverlag.ch/georges-simenon-chez-krull/

The Dictionary of Biographical Quotation of British and American Subjects (Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1980)

Notes on this edition: 

Julian Barnes (Contributor). The Dictionary of Biographical Quotation of British and American Subjects. Edited by Richard Kenin and Justin Wintle. London and Henley: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1980. Pp. 860 + [2]. 25.1 x 19.2 cm. ISBN: 0710088590.

The first edition of this volume was published in 1978.

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 Bitter Lemon Days” | Another Round at the Pillars (Cargo Press, 1999)

Notes on this edition: Julian Barnes. “The Bitter Lemon Days.” Another Round at the Pillars: Essays, Poems & Reflections on Ian Hamilton. Edited by David Harsent. Cornwall: Cargo Press, 1999. Pp. 151 + [5]. 24 x 15.3 cm. ISBN: 1899980067.

From the jacket: “For his sixtieth birthday friends of the distinguished poet, critic and biographer Ian Hamilton, have gathered to offer an international festschrift to honour his writings and the remarkable influence he has exerted on his generation.”

Julian Barnes’s essay appears on pp. 15-21. It was also published in The Guardian (17 April 1999). Other authors contributing to the collection include:

Blake Morrison
A Alvarez
Andrew Motion
Harold Pinter
Peter Dale
Hugo Williams
Douglas Dunn
Karl Miller
Alan Jenkins
David Harsent
Christopher Reid
Ian McEwan
Craig Raine
Dan Jacobson
Simon Gray
Peter Porter
Michael Hofmann
John Fuller
Charles Osborne
Michael Fried
Clive James
Colin Falck

“Mrs Thather Remembers” | Penguin Book of Twentieth-Century Essays (Allen Lane, 1999)

Notes on this edition: Julian Barnes. “Mrs Thather Remembers.” Selected and with a foreword by Ian Hamilton. The Penguin Book of Twentieth-Century Essays. London & New York: Allen Lane & The Penguin Press, 1999. Pp. 554 [555] + [5]. 24 x 16 cm.

Julian Barnes’s essay appears on pp. 543-[555]. The dust jacket of this example lists sale prices for both the U.K. and Canadian, but not the U.S. The essay was published in Barnes’s collection Letters from London.