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)

The Barnes Collection | Artwork by Volker Kriegel


Notes on this piece: Volker Kriegel. “The Barnes Collection”.

Work of art by Volker Kriegel created for Julian Barnes’s German publisher Haffmans Verlag to celebrate the author’s fiftieth birthday. The image shows Barnes pointing to framed works of art, each a dust cover of his various German editions published by Haffmans.

Inscribed by Volker Kriegel: “THE BARNES COLLECTION. — FOR JULIAN B. WITH HEARTIEST CONGRATULATIONS ON THE FIFTIETH BIRTHDAY. FROM HAFFMANS VERLAG.” [Signed and dated “JAN/96”]

The Truth about Dogs | Artwork by Volker Kriegel


Notes on this piece: Volker Kriegel. Artwork featured on the cover of The Truth about Dogs (1988), translated and with an introduction by Julian Barnes. This work of art is framed and inscribed by Kriegel to Julian Barnes:

“HUNDE SIND SENTIMENTAL – FOR JULIAN BARNES WITH MANY THANKS | FOR THE MARVELLOUS INTRODUCTION TO | ‘THE TRUTH ABOUT DOGS'”

Also inscribed by Liz Calder, Barnes’s editor: “– and love from Liz x | January 1989”

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]

Metroland (Diana Verlag, 1999; German)


Notes on this edition: Metroland. Zürich: Diana Verlag, 1999. Pp. 231 [232] + [8]. 18.6 x 12 cm. Translated by Gertraude Krueger. ISBN: 3453152654. (German).

Published by Diana Verlag, but Heyne website listed on the copyright page.

Flauberts Papagei | Flaubert’s Parrot (Haffmans, 1993; German)


Notes on this edition: Flauberts Papagei | Flaubert’s Parrot. Zürich: Haffmans, 1993. Pp. 277 [278] + [10]. 18.4 x 11.2 cm. Translated by Michael Walter. ISBN: 3251300148. (German).

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.

In die Sonne sehen | Staring at the Sun (Haffmans Verlag, 1991; German)


Notes on this edition: Julian Barnes. In die Sonne sehen | Staring at the Sun.  Zürich: Haffmans Verlag, 1991. Pp. 269 [270] + [2]. 18.5 x 11.3 cm. Translated by Gertraude Krueger. ISBN: 3251001914. (German).

Cover image by Volker Kriegel. Kriegel’s official website features a photograph of him working on this particular cover.

The Truth about Dogs by Volker Kriegel (Bloomsbury, 1990)


Notes on this edition: Volker Kriegel. The Truth about DogsLondon: Bloomsbury, 1990. Pp. 121 + [7]. 15.1 x 9.2 cm. Translated and introduced by Julian Barnes. Introduction on pages 7-10.