Notes on this item: Julian Barnes. Floreat Magdalena: The Magazine for Magdalen Members, Issue 14, 2015. Pp. 3.
Julian Barnes was one of several authors asked to contribute words about a single book that “Changed My Life”. He lists several authors of influence, including Kingsley Amis, Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa’s The Leopard, Mikhail Lermontov’s A Hero of Our Time, Gustave Flaubert’s Madame Bovary, Ford Madox Ford’s The Good Soldier, Byron’s Don Juan, Arthur Hugh Clough’s Amours de Voyage, and Cervantes’ Don Quixote.
Notes on this edition: The Good Soldier: Ford Madox Ford. Edited by François Gallix. Paris: Ellipses, 2005. Pp. 102 + . 24 x 16 cm. ISBN: 2729825290.
Julian Barnes’s preface to this publication is titled, “He Confused to Make Clear” (pp. -15. The preface is published in English, while essays within the volume are either French or English.
Notes on this edition: First Folio: A Little Book of Folio Forewords. London: Folio Society, 2008. Pp. 132. 19.9 x 13.4 cm (book). 20.8 x 14.2 cm (slipcase).
Julian Barnes’s foreword to Ford Madox Ford’s The Good Soldier appears on pp. 122-130.
Other contributors of note found in this collection include: Peter Ackroyd, Philip Pullman, A. S. Byatt, Jonathan Coe, and William Trevor.
Notes on this edition: Julian Barnes. “Ford and Provence”. Ford Madox Ford, France and Provenance. Edited by Dominique Lemarchal and Claire Davison-Pégon. Amsterdam: Editions Rodopi B.V., 2011. Pp. 297 + . 22 x 15 cm. ISBN: 9789042033474.
Barnes’s essay appears on pp. 153-163. “An un-annotated version of this essay was first published in the Guardian, 21 August 2010, Review, 2-4, under the title ‘Ford Madox Ford’s passionate affair with Provence‘.”
Notes on this edition: Ford Madox Ford. Parade’s End. London: Penguin Books, 2012. Pp. 836 + . 19.7 x 12.8 cm. ISBN: 9780141392196.
Julian Barnes wrote the introduction to this Penguin Classics reissue.
Notes on this edition: Ford, Ford Madox. The Good Soldier. London: The Folio Society, 2008. Pp. xviii, 221. 23 cm. Illustrations by Philip Bannister.
Introduction by Julian Barnes on pages vii-xiv. Hard bound and housed in a slipcase, as issued by The Folio Society.