Il rumore del tempo | The Noise of Time (Einaudi, 2016; Italian)


Notes on this edition: Il rumore del tempo | The Noise of Time. Turin: Einaudi, 2016. Pp. 191. 23 cm. Translated by Susanna Basso. ISBN: 9788806230876. (Italian).

Šum Času | The Noise of Time (Artforum, 2016; Slovak)


Notes on this edition: Šum Času | The Noise of Time.  Artforum, 2016. Pp. 164. Translated by Ján Litvák. ISBN: 9788081501531. (Slovak).

Hardbound in plain, uncovered boards with paper to spine. Title and text printed in black ink. Designed with decorative end pages featuring brown and orange/red imagery. On the front end pages, the image suggests a packed suitcase and, on the back end pages, the number 2,000,000,000 at the top, a reference to a quote by Shostakovich used in the novel. Design and layout by Palo Bálik.

El ruido del tiempo | The Noise of Time (Editorial Anagrama, 2016; Spanish)


Notes on this edition: El ruido del tiempo | The Noise of Time. Barcelona: Editorial Anagrama, 2016. Pp. 199. 22 cm. Translated by Jaime Zulaika. ISBN: 9788433979551. (Spanish).

The example featured above is the second printing of the Spanish translation of Julian Barnes’s novel The Noise of Time. It features a red wrap-around promotional band that also states the copy is a second edition.

The example below is the third printing of the same edition. In addition to the copyright page, the promotional band also states the edition.

Buka Vremena | The Noise of Time (Opus Gradna, 2017; Croatian)


Notes on this edition: Buka Vremena | The Noise of Time. Zagreb: Opus Gradna, 2017. Pp. 176. Translated by Bartol Fuchs. ISBN: 9789538124037. (Croatian).

Hukot času | The Noise of Time (Odeon, 2017; Czech)


Notes on this edition: Hukot času | The Noise of Time. Prague: Odeon, 2017. Pp. 198. 21 cm. Translated by Petr Fantys. ISBN: 9788020717627. (Czech).

시대의 소음 | The Noise of Time (Tasan Ch’aekpang, 2017; Korean)


Notes on this edition: 시대의 소음 | The Noise of Time. Kyŏnggi-do P’aju-si: Tasan Ch’aekpang (Dasan Books), 2017. Pp. 269. 20 cm. Translated by 송 은주
Ŭn-ju Song. ISBN: 9791130612485. (Korean).

هیاهوی زمان | The Noise of Time (Cheshmeh, 2016; Persian)


Notes on this edition: هیاهوی زمان | The Noise of Time. Tehran: Cheshmeh, 2016. Pp. 183. Translated by Peyman Khaksar. ISBN: 9786002296900. (Persian).

The third Persian translation of Julian Barnes’s The Noise of Time, this edition received wide attention because the publisher and translator were more well-known. This example is of the 6th printing.

Sincere thanks to Mohammad Hekmat for providing a copy of the book and information concerning its publication.

سپاس ریوندی | The Noise of Time (Mahi, 2016; Persian)


Notes on this edition: سپاس ریوندی | The Noise of Time. Mahi, 2016. Pp. 188. 21 cm. Translated by سپاس ریوندی [Sepas Reivandi]. ISBN: 9789642092710. (Persian).

The first Persian translation of Julian Barnes’s The Noise of Time to reach the market. This copy is the 2nd reprint issued.

Sincere thanks to Mohammad Hekmat for providing a copy of the book and information concerning its publication.

همهمه‌ی زمان | The Noise of Time (Nafir, 2016; Persian)


Notes on this edition: همهمه‌ی زمان | The Noise of TimeNafir, 2016. Translated by Marjan Mohammadi. Pp. 249. ISBN: 9786009641635. (Persian).

This Persian translation was the first undertaken for Julian Barnes’s The Noise of Time, but it was not the first to reach the market. Publication was late because of delays in the Ministry of Culture in Iran.

Sincere thanks to Mohammad Hekmat for providing a copy of the book and information concerning its publication.

The Noise of Time (Random House Canada, 2016)


Notes on this edition: First edition – Toronto: Random House Canada, 2016. $29.99. Visually, this edition resembles the first U.S. edition published by Alfred A. Knopf. 

Descriptive Bibliography:

Title Page: THE NOISE OF TIME | Julian Barnes | [Random House Canada device] | RANDOM HOUSE CANADA

Copyright Page: PUBLISHED BY RANDOM HOUSE CANADA | Copyright © 2016 Julian Barnes | All rights reserved under International and Pan-American Copyright Conventions. | No part of this book may be reproduced in any form or by any electronic or mechanical | means, including information storage and retrieval systems, without permission in writ- | ing from the publisher, except by a reviewer, who may quote brief passages in a review. | Published in 2016 by Random House Canada, a division of Penguin Random House | Canada Limited, and simultaneously in the United States by Alfred A. Knopf, a division | of Penguin Random House LLC, New York. Distributed in Canada by Penguin Random | House Canada Limited, Toronto. | www.penguinrandomhouse.ca | Random House Canada and colophon are registered trademarks. | Grateful acknowledgment is made to Marion Boyars Publishers for permission | to reprint an excerpt of “A Career” from Early Poems by Yevgeny Yevtushenko, | translated by George Reavey. Reprinted by permission of Marion Boyars Publishers. | Library and Archives Canada Cataloguing in Publication | Barnes, Julian, author | The noise of time / Julian Barnes. | Issued in print and electronic formats. | ISBN 978-0-345-81657-3 | eBook ISBN 978-0-345-81659-7 | I. Shostakovich, Dmitriˇi Dmitrievich, 19061975—Fiction. | I. Title. | PR6052.A6657N65 2016     823’.914     C2015-908533-0 | Jacket image: Dmitri Shostakovich by Iosiph Alexandrovich Serebryany. | State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow. © culture-images / Lebrecht | Jacket design by Carol Devine Carson | Printed and bound in the United States of America | 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 | [Random House Canada device]

Collation: 18.9 x 13.0 cm. Pp. [-ii-ix] x-xi [xii] [1-3] 4-60 [61-63] 64-120 [121-123] 124-197 [198-199] 200-201 [202-210]. [-i]: blank. [-ii]: ‘ALSO BY JULIAN BARNES | FICTION | Metroland | Before She Met Me | Flaubert’s Parrot | Staring at the Sun | A History of the World in 10½ Chapters | Talking It Over | The Porcupine | Cross Channel | England, England | Love, Etc. | The Lemon Table | Arthur & George | Pulse | The Sense of an Ending | NON-FICTION | Letters from London 1990–1995 | Something to Declare | The Pedant in the Kitchen | Nothing to Be Frightened Of | Levels of Life | Keeping an Eye Open: Essays on Art | TRANSLATION | In the Land of Pain by Alphonse Daudet’.[i]: ‘THE NOISE OF TIME’. [ii]: blank. [iii]: title page. [iv]: copyright page. [v]: ‘for Pat’. [vi]: blank. [vii]: ‘One to hear | One to remember | And one to drink. | traditional’. [viii]: blank. [ix]-xi: text. [xii]: blank. [1]: ‘[ ONE ] | On the Landing. [2]: blank. [3]-60: text. [61]: ‘[ TWO ] | On the Plane’. [62]: blank. [63]-120: text. [121]: ‘[ THREE ] | In the Car’. [122]: blank. [123]-197: text. [198]: blank. [199]-201: [‘Author’s note’]. [202]: blank. [203]: [‘A NOTE ABOUT THE AUTHOR’]. [204]: blank. [205]: [‘A NOTE ON THE TYPE’]. [206-210]: blank.

General description: Binding 19.7 x 14.0 cm. Light grey, smooth paper boards with light green quarter-paper at spine stamped in gold. White endpapers. Jacket design by Carol Devine Carson. Back flap of dust jacket features an author photograph by Alan Edwards.