Gustave Flaubert – Ivan Turgenev: eine Freundschaft in Briefen | Blurb (Kein & Aber Records, 2000; German)


Notes on this item: Gustave Flaubert – Ivan Turgenev: eine Freundschaft in Briefen. Zürich: Kein & Aber Records, 2000. 2 compact discs. ISBN: 9783906547145. (German).

Julian Barnes is quoted in a blurb to the back of the CD sleeve. Read by Otto Sander and Bruno Ganz.

Floreat Magdalena (Issue 14, 2015)


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.

Der Rabe No. 47 (Haffmans, 1996)


Notes on this edition: 

Julian Barnes. “Verbindungswewe,” “Dirty Story: Die Entstehung der Madame Bovary” & “Allseits akzeptierte Ansichten.” Der Rabe: Magazin fur jede , No. 47, Zürich: Haffmans Verlag, 1996. Pp. 253 + [3]. 17.9 x 10.8 cm. ISBN: 3251100475.

Julian Barnes contributes three works to this issue of Der Rabe, also known as “Der Flaubert-Rabe.”

“Verbindungswewe” (pp. [107]-125; translated by Gertraude Krueger)

“Dirty Story: Die Entstehung der Madame Bovary” (pp. [144]-149; translated from the English by Volker Kriegel)

“Allseits akzeptierte Ansichten.” (pp. [200]-204;  translated by Michael Walter and Volker Kriegel)

Soho Square III | “Dirty Story: The Making of Madame Bovary” (Bloomsbury, 1990)


Notes on this edition: Julian Barnes. “Dirty Story: The Making of Madame Bovary” Soho Square III. Edited by Alberto Manguel. London: Bloomsbury, 1990. Pp. 287 + [1]. ISBN: 0747507163.

Julian Barnes’s contribution appears on pp. 62-65.

Flauberts Papagei | Artwork by Volker Kriegel


Notes on this piece: Volker Kriegel. Artwork featured on the cover of Flauberts Papagei (1987).

This work of art is framed and inscribed by Kriegel to Julian Barnes, dated “8/87”.

Das Wörterbuch der übernommenen Ideen | Artwork by Volker Kriegel


Notes on this piece: Volker Kriegel. Artwork featured on the cover of Das Wörterbuch der übernommenen Ideen (1987) with an afterwards by Julian Barnes. This work of art is framed and inscribed by Kriegel to Julian Barnes, dated on Barnes’s birthday:

FLAUBERT, COLLECTING SOME MATERIAL FOR | ‘LE DICTIONNAIRE DES IDEES RECUES’ | FOR JULIAN BARNES  19.1.88  [signed: Volker Kriegel]

Die Briefe an Louise Colet (Haffmans, 1995; German; Foreword by Julian Barnes)


Notes on this edition: Die Briefe an Louise Colet | The Letters of Louise Colet. Translated from the French and with notes by Cornelia Hasting. Zürich: Haffmans, 1995. Pp. 991 [992]. 18.6 x 11.5 cm. Julian Barnes’s foreword translated by Gertraude Krueger. ISBN: 3251201875. (German).

Julian Barnes’s foreword appears on pp. 7-[16].

Bibliothèque idéale du naufragé (Flammarion, 2015)


Notes on this edition: Bibliothèque idéale du naufragé. Edited by François Armanet. [Paris]: Flammarion, 2015.

François Armanet asked 200 writers of all nationalities to name three books they would take on a desert island. Illustrations by Stéphane Trapier.

Julian Barnes’s contribution appears on pp. 34-35. He selects Flaubert’s Correspondence, Byron’s journals, and The Joy of Cooking.

“Justin: A Small Major Character” in The Process of Art (Clarendon Press, 1998)


Notes on this edition: Julian Barnes. “Justin: A Small Major Character.” The Process of Art: Essays on Nineteenth-Century French Literature, Music, and Painting in Honour of Alan Raitt. Edited by Michael Freeman, Elizabeth Fallaize, Jill Forbes, Toby Garfitt, and Roger Pearson, with Janis Spurlock. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1998. Pp. 214. 23 cm. ISBN: 9780198159537.

Julian Barnes’s essay “Justin: A Small Major Character” appears on pages 1-10. Additional contributors include:

Introduction: Roger Pearson
Alan Raitt: Mike Freeman
Professor A.W. Raitt: Curriculum Vitae
A Bibliography of the Published Writings of Alan Raitt: Janis Spurlock
Une amitie sans nuages: Jean Derens
Justin: A Small Major Character: Julian Barnes
In the Mind’s Eye: The Meanings of Liberty Guiding the People: David Bellos
Lautreamont’s Literary Life: Peter Dayan
Balzac and the Symbolist Cathedral: Tim Farrant and Juliet Simpson
De grands inachevements: Les Paysans, Les Petits Bourgeois, Le Depute d’Arcis: Andre Lorant
‘Shakespeare ou Maeterlinck’: Mallarme Reading Theatre: Patrick McGuinness
Huysmans emule de Flaubert: Tentation de la reecriture, reecriture de La Tentation (A rebours, La Tentation de saint Antoine, et Herodias): Bertrand Marchal
Au-dela du sacrifice: Les contes de L’Amour supreme de Villiers de l’Isle-Adam: Alain Nery
Quelques reflexions sur ‘Le Tueur de cygnes’: Jacques Noiray

Das Wörterbuch der übernommenen Ideen (Haffmans Verlag, 1987; Nachwort by Julian Barnes)


Notes on this edition: Gustave Flaubert. Das Wörterbuch der übernommenen Ideen | The Dictionary of Accepted Ideas. Zürich: Haffmans Verlag, 1987. Pp. 125. 17 cm. ISBN: 3251000993. (German).

Includes an afterwards (“nachwort”) by Julian Barnes on pages 111-121. Michael Walter translates Barnes’s essay.