Ein Leben by Maupassant | “Nachwort” (Mare Verlag, 2015; German)


Notes on this edition: Julian Barnes. “Nachwort.” Guy de Maupassant. Ein Leben. Hamburg: Mare Verlag, 2015. Pp. 379 + [5]. 21 x 13.2 cm. “Nachwort” translated by Gertraude Krueger. ISBN: 9783866481947. (German).

Georges Simenon: 1903-1989 | “Diary: People Will Hate Us Again” (Peters Fraser & Dunlop, 2018)


Notes on this edition: Julian Barnes. “Diary: People Will Hate Us Again” in Georges Simenon: 1903-1989.  [London]: Peters Fraser & Dunlop, 2018. Unstated, but limited to 100 copies for promotional purposes. Pp. 63  + [1]; Inside front and back covers are numbered. 21 x 14.7 cm.

This stapled pamphlet was produced by John Simenon, Georges Simenon Limited and Peters Fraser & Dunlop Ltd. in conjunction with the Frankfurt Book Fair in 2018. The pamphlet promotes a series of essays written about Georges Simenon. The introduction to the pamphlet states:

To launch the new Simenon publishing programme in German, Kampa Verlag have commissioned afterwords to accompany the new editions. 2019 marks the 30th anniversary of the death of George Simenon and to commemorate 90 years since the creation of his magnificent Maigret series, we have collected together the first of the pieces to be published. These afterwords can be made available for all territories.

John Simenon, Georges Simenon Limited and PFD are proud to be working with distinguished publishers such as yourself all across the world.

Frankfurt, 10th October 2018

Julian Barnes’s afterword appears on pp. 36-52. He wrote the afterword to accompany Simenon’s Chez Krull, published by Kampa Verlag in October 2018.

Special thanks to Eli Keren for providing a copy of this rare publication.

The Good Soldier: Ford Madox Ford | “Preface” (Ellipses, 2005)


Notes on this edition: The Good Soldier: Ford Madox Ford. Edited by François Gallix. Paris: Ellipses, 2005. Pp. 102 + [10]. 24 x 16 cm. ISBN: 2729825290.

Julian Barnes’s preface to this publication is titled, “He Confused to Make Clear” (pp. [11]-15. The preface is published in English, while essays within the volume are either French or English.

First Folio: A Little Book of Folio Forewords (Folio Society, 2008)


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.

 

South Wind Through the Kitchen: The Best of Elizabeth David | “Foreword” (David R. Godine, 2006)


Notes on this edition: Julian Barnes. “Foreword.” South Wind Through the Kitchen: The Best of Elizabeth David. Compiled by Jill Norman. Boston: David R. Godine, 2006. Pp. [xxxii], 383 [384]. 22.8 x 15.2 cm. ISBN: 1567923097.

Julian Barnes’s foreword appears on pp. vii-xvii.

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].

La France en automobile | A Motor-Flight Through France (Mercure de France, 2017; French)


Notes on this edition: Edith Wharton. La France en automobile | A Motor-Flight Through France. Paris: Mercure de France/Folio, 2017. Pp. 208 [209] + [15]. 17.8 x 10.8 cm. Translated by Jean Pavans. ISBN: 9782072710926. (French).

Preface by Julian Barnes, originally written in 1995, but translated into French for the Mercure de France edition (2015).

Im Land der Schmerzen | In the Land of Pain (Manholt, 2003; German)


Notes on this edition: Alphonse Daudet. Im Land der Schmerzen | In the Land of Pain. Bremen: Manholt, 2004. Pp. 102. 20.4 x 13 cm. ISBN: 3924903034. (German).

Julian Barnes’s introduction, afterword, and notes translated from the English by Bernhard Liesen. Daudet’s text translated from the French by Dirk Hemjeoltmanns.

La France en automobile | A Motor-Flight through France (Mercure de France, 2015; French)


Notes on this edition: Edith Wharton. La France en automobile | A Motor-Flight through France. Paris: Mercure de France, 2015. Pp.166 [167] + [9]. 20.5 x 14 cm. Translated by Jean Pavans. ISBN: 9782715241459. (French).

Preface by Julian Barnes, originally written in 1995, but translated into French in 2015. The preface appears on pp. 9-[23].

 

Parade’s End | Ford Madox Ford (Penguin Books, 2012)


Notes on this edition: Ford Madox Ford. Parade’s End. London: Penguin Books, 2012. Pp. 836. 20 cm. ISBN: 9780141392196.

Julian Barnes wrote the introduction to this Penguin Classics reissue.