Make It New: The Rise of Modernism (University of Texas Press, 2003)

Notes on this edition: Julian Barnes. “The Immovable Feast of Modernism” in Make It New: The Rise of Modernism. Kurt Heinzelman, general editor. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2003. 155 + [1]. 25.3 x 30.5 cm. ISBN: 0292702841.

Published on the occasion of the exhibition Make It New: The Rise of Modernism by the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center, University of Texas at Austin, October 21, 2003 to March 7, 2004.


“U” | Hockney’s Alphabet (Random House, 1991)

Notes on this edition: Julian Barnes. “U” in Hockney’s Alphabet. Edited by Stephen Spender. New York: Random House, 1991. Pp. 92 + [4]. 39.4 x 23.3 cm. ISBN: 067941066x.

Drawings by David Hockney with written contributions by Julian Barnes, Ian McEwan, Martin Amis, Kazuo Ishiguro, John Updike, Susan Sontag, Seamus Heaney, Craig Raine, and others. Each author addresses a letter from the alphabet.

Julian Barnes’s contribution appears on page 71-72.

“The proceeds from the sale of this book will benefit the American Friends of AIDS Crisis Trust and be used to support AIDS research and services to people with AIDS.”

The book was also published in deluxe and special editions.

“Words for H. H.” | Howard Hodgkin (Gagosian Gallery, 2003)

Notes on this edition: Julian Barnes. “Words for H. H.” in Howard Hodgkin. New York: Gagosian Gallery, 2003. Pp. 102. 31.2 x 26.2 cm. ISBN: 0962302457.

Julian Barnes’s essay “Words for H. H.” appears on pp. 99-100. The book has photographic end pages and its dust jacket unfolds into a large poster featuring one of Hodgkin’s works.

“Bark” | Secret Ingredients (Random House, 2007)

Notes on this edition: Julian Barnes. “Bark” in Secret Ingredients: The New Yorker Book of Food and Drink. Edited by David Remnick. New York: Random House, 2007. Pp. 582 + [8]. 24.1 x 16.2 cm. ISBN: 9781400065479.

Julian Barnes’s short story “Bark” appears on pp. [572]-582.

“Playing Chess with Arthur Koestler” | Encounters (Yale University Press, 1989)

Notes on this edition: Julian Barnes. “Playing Chess with Arthur Koestler” in Encounters. Edited by Kai Erikson. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1989. Pp. 163 + [3]. 24.1 x 16 cm. ISBN: 0300046626.

Barnes’s essay appears on pp. 23-34.

Areté Magazine | “I Remember” (Issue 23: Summer/Autumn 2007)

Notes on this edition: Julian Barnes. “I Remember.” Areté Magazine, Issue 23 (Summer/Autumn 2007): [55]-58. Areté Magazine is edited by Craig Raine.

Julian Barnes offers remembrances on death, funerals, and grief.

Areté Magazine | “Our Bold” (Issue 13: Winter 2003)

Notes on this edition: Julian Barnes [unsigned]. “Our Bold.” Areté Magazine, Issue 13 (Winter 2003): [154]-[155]. Areté Magazine is edited by Craig Raine.

Julian Barnes contributes an anonymous entry under the magazine’s recurring heading “Our Bold”.

Areté Magazine | “In the Land of Pain” (Issue 8: Spring/Summer 2002)

Notes on this edition: Julian Barnes and Alphonse Daudet. “In the Land of Pain.” Areté Magazine, Issue 8 (Spring/Summer 2002): [5]-15. Barnes’s contributes his “A Note on Syphilis” from his translation of Alphonse Daudet’s In the Land of Pain. Areté Magazine is edited by Craig Raine.

The Borzoi Reader (Alfred A. Knopf, Fall 1991)

Notes on this edition: The Borzoi Reader. Alfred A. Knopf, Fall 1991.

Complimentary promotional item containing information and an excerpt from Julian Barnes’s novel Talking It Over published by Alfred A. Knopf. The reader is pp. 48 with Barnes’s excerpt appearing on pages 4-5.

“Julian Barnes on Books” (Slightly Soiled, 1986)

Notes on this edition: “Julian Barnes on Books.” Slightly Soiled, Issue 3/4, December 1986. Pp. 15-16.

Julian Barnes has written several times on book collecting, but this essay represents one of his earlier approaches to the topic. Inscribed to his bibliographer.