Der Rabe No. 51 (Haffmans, 1997; German)

Notes on this edition: 

Julian Barnes. “Die Kunst der Täuschung.” Der Rabe: Magazin fur jede , No. 51, Zürich: Haffmans Verlag, 1997. Pp. 189 + [3]. 17.9 x 10.8 cm. ISBN: 3251100513.

Julian Barnes contributes “Die Kunst der Täuschung,” an review of a show put on at the British Museum (pp. [11]-15;  translated by Gertraude Krueger).

“Mrs Thather Remembers” | Penguin Book of Twentieth-Century Essays (Allen Lane, 1999)

Notes on this edition: Julian Barnes. “Mrs Thather Remembers.” Selected and with a foreword by Ian Hamilton. The Penguin Book of Twentieth-Century Essays. London & New York: Allen Lane & The Penguin Press, 1999. Pp. 554 [555] + [5]. 24 x 16 cm.

Julian Barnes’s essay appears on pp. 543-[555]. The dust jacket of this example lists sale prices for both the U.K. and Canadian, but not the U.S. The essay was published in Barnes’s collection Letters from London.

Writers on Artists (DK Publishing, 2001)

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.

Foot: les 100 photos (EPA, 2002; French)

Notes on this edition: Julian Barnes. ‘[Untitled].” Foot: les 100 photos. Paris: EPA, 2002. Pp. 223 + [1]. 34.7 x 24.6 cm. ISBN: 2851205811. (French).

Edited by Benoît Heimermann avec la collaboration de Céline Ruissel.

Julian Barnes contributes a short piece on a photograph of footballer George Best.

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.

“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 | “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.