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 item: Postcard promoting Julian Barnes’s novel Flaubert’s Parrot (Jonathan Cape, 1984). The postcard features a black and white reproduction of David Hockney’s Felicité Sleeping.