In the Land of Pain (Vintage Classics, 2016)


Notes on this edition: In the Land of Pain. New York: Vintage Classics, 2016. Pp. xv, 87. 21 cm. ISBN: 9781101970867

Translated and with a preface by Julian Barnes.

Vom Ende einer Geschichte | The Sense of an Ending (btb, 2013; German)


Notes on this edition: Vom Ende einer Geschichte | The Sense of an Ending.btb, 2013. Pp. 181. 19 cm. Translated by Gertraude Krueger. ISBN: 9783442745470 (German).

Copyright page lists the specific date of publication as “Juli 2013”. Spine label states this is btb “774547”.

The Truth about Dogs (Bloomsbury, 2005)


Notes on this edition: London: Bloomsbury, 2005. £5.99. First published by Bloomsbury in hardback, this edition features a newly designed paper cover in blue-green. Originally published as Kriegels Kleine Hunde-Kunde by Volker Kriegel. Translated and with an introduction by Julian Barnes. 

The Truth about Dogs by Volker Kriegel (Bloomsbury, 1988)


Notes on this edition: First edition – London: Bloomsbury, 1988. £4.95. Originally published as Kriegels Kleine Hunde-Kunde by Volker Kriegel. Translated and with an introduction by Julian Barnes. 

Descriptive Bibliography:

Title Page: THE TRUTH ABOUT | DOGS | Volker Kriegel | Translated and introduced by | Julian Barnes | [cartoon by Kriegel] | BLOOMSBURY

Copyright Page: First published in Great Britain 1988 | Originally published under the title Kriegels Kleine | Hunde-Kunde by Haffmans Verlag | Copyright © 1986 by Haffmans Verlag | Introduction and translation © 1988 | by Julian Barnes | Guist dog on page 1 drawn by Tatjana Hauptmann | Bloomsbury Publishing Limited, | 2 Soho Square, London W1V 5DE | British Library Cataloguing in Publication Data | Kriegel, Volker | The truth about dogs. | 1. German humorous cartoons—Collection | from individual artists | 1. Title | 741.5’943 | ISBN 0 7475 0232 3 | Printed in Great Britain by | Butler & Tanner Limited, Frome

Collation: 15.4 x 9.2 cm. Pp. [1-6] 7-121 [122-128]. [1]: ‘The Truth About Dogs | [drawing of dog]’. [2]: blank. [3]: title page. [4]: copyright page. [5]: ‘For Ev | but also for Juli, Nico, Joles | and all the others’.  [6]: [drawing of dog]. 7-10: [introduction by Julian Barnes]. 11-121: text. [122-128]: blank.

General description: Binding 16 x 9.7 cm. Yellow boards, gold blocked on spine. White endpapers. Cream dust jacket lettered in black and yellow. Upper panel of jacket features a black and blue illustration of a dog crying at a full moon with ‘BLOOMSBURY’ across bottom

La Doulou | In the Land of Pain (Mercure de France, 2007)


Notes on this edition: Daudet, Alphonse. La Doulou (Mercure de France, 2007).

In 2002, Barnes translated Daudet’s journal into English, which brought renewed attention to Daudet’s work. This edition of Daudet’s La Doulou features a preface by Julian Barnes, his additional notes on the text, and his postscript, as was available in Barnes’s translation under the English title In the Land of Pain.