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: In die Sonne sehen | Staring at the Sun.  Zürich: Haffmans Verlag, 1991. Pp. 269. 19 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. Translated and introduced by Julian Barnes. Introduction on pages 7-10.

The Truth about Dogs by Volker Kriegel (Harper & Row, 1988)


Notes on this edition: First American edition – New York: Harper & Row, 1988. $7.95. Published simultaneously in Canada by Fitzhenry & Whiteside Limited, Toronto.


Descriptive Bibliography

Title Page: THE TRUTH ABOUT DOGS | Volker Kriegel | Translated and introduced by | Julian Barnes | [cartoon by Kriegel] | [Harper & Row device] | 1817 | HARPER & ROW, PUBLISHERS, New York | Cambridge, Philadelphia, San Francisco, London | Mexico City, São Paulo, Sydney

Copyright Page: Copyright © 1986 | by Haffmans Verlag | Introduction and translation | © 1988 by Julian Barnes | All rights reserved. | Printed in Great Britain by | Butler and Tanner Ltd, Frome | No part of this book may be used or | reproduced in any manner whatsoever | without written permission except in | the case of brief quotations embodied in | critical articles and reviews. | For information address | Harper & Row, Publishers, Inc., | 10 East 53rd Street | New York, New York 10022 | Published simultaneously in Canada by | Fitzhenry & Whiteside Limited, | Toronto | First U.S. Edition | ISBN 0-06-016038-1 | 88 89 90 91 92  10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

Collation: 15.3 x 9.2 cm. Collation appears identical to the first British edition.

General description:  Appears identical to the first British edition, but with no publisher name to upper panel of jacket.