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 + . 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:
Notes on this edition: Julian Barnes. “Edgar Degas.” Writers on Artists. London / New York: DK Publishing, 2001. Pp. 352. 28.2 x 22.3 cm. ISBN: 0789480352.
The book is published in association with Modern Painters. Other authors contributing to this collection include David Hockney, Howard Jacobson, Will Self, Craig Raine, David Bowie, Andrew Motion, Nick Hornby, A. S. Byatt, Seamus Heaney, and others.
Julian Barnes’s essay on Edgar Degas appears on pp. 158-165. The dust jacket matches the illustrated binding, as pictured.
Notes on this edition: Julian Barnes. “U” in Hockney’s Alphabet. Edited by Stephen Spender. New York: Random House, 1991. Pp. 92 + . 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.
Notes on this edition: Julian Barnes. “I Remember.” Areté Magazine, Issue 23 (Summer/Autumn 2007): -58. Areté Magazine is edited by Craig Raine.
Julian Barnes offers remembrances on death, funerals, and grief.
Notes on this edition: Julian Barnes [unsigned]. “Our Bold.” Areté Magazine, Issue 13 (Winter 2003): -. Areté Magazine is edited by Craig Raine.
Julian Barnes contributes an anonymous entry under the magazine’s recurring heading “Our Bold”.
Notes on this edition: Julian Barnes. “Remembering Alan.” Areté Magazine, Issue 47 (Autumn 2015): 9-11.
Barnes’s writes about Alan Howard, Actor (1937-2015).
Areté Magazine is edited by Craig Raine.
Notes on this edition: Julian Barnes. “Appetite.” Areté Magazine, Issue 2 (Spring/Summer 2000): -61. Areté Magazine is edited by Craig Raine.