Notes on this edition: Julian Barnes. Guardando il sole | Staring at the Sun. Einaudi, 2019. Pp. 232 + . 22.3 x 14.3 cm. Translated by Daniela Fargione. ISBN: 9788806221799. (Italian).
Notes on this edition: Julian Barnes. Gündoğumuna Yolculuk | Staring at the Sun. Ayrıntı Yayınları, 2006. Pp. 221 + . 19.5 x 13 cm. Translated by Didem Atay. ISBN: 9789755394954. (Turkish).
Notes on this edition: Julian Barnes (朱利安·巴恩斯). 凝视太阳 | Staring at the Sun. 外语教学与研究出版社 [Foreign Language Teaching and Researching Press], 2018. Pp. 232 + . 21 x 13.9 cm. Translated by 丁林棚 (Ding Linpeng). ISBN: 9787521302189. (Simplified Chinese).
Notes on this edition: Julian Barnes. Staring at the Sun | Dust Jacket Slide Alfred A. Knopf, 1987.
This ephemeral slide depicts the dust jacket art work for the Alfred A. Knopf edition of Julian Barnes’s novel Starting at the Sun. Julian Barnes sent the slide to Rolland Comstock, noted book collector who specialized in contemporary authors. Barnes has inscribed the paper enclosing the slide and included a note dated 10 May 1996 to Comstock that reads:
Turning out my study I came across
this Knopf transparency for the SAS cover.
I bet you haven’t got it. I shall be dismayed
if you have. This is to assuage the guilt
I still feel at only being able to sign 48%
of your suitcase.
Hope one of your children is getting
interested in books.
Notes on this edition:
Julian Barnes. “Der Lebensversicherer.” Der Rabe: Magazin fur jede , No. 48, Zürich: Haffmans Verlag, 1997. Pp. 206 + . 17.9 x 10.8 cm. ISBN: 3251100483.
Julian Barnes contributes an excerpt from Staring at the Sun (pp. -148; translated by Gertraude Krueger).
Notes on this edition: Julian Barnes. Staring at the Sun. London: Vintage Books, 2014. Pp. 195 + . 19.8 x 12.8 cm. ISBN: 9780099540090.
Vintage rejacketed Julian Barnes’s entire backlist of paperbacks in 2013, and Staring at the Sun followed a similar design in 2014. Cover design by Suzanne Dean.
Notes on this edition: Julian Barnes. “Staring at the Sun [excerpt].” Writers on World War II: An Anthology. Edited by Mordecai Richler. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1991. 727 + . 24 x 16 cm. ISBN: 0394572580.
Julian Barnes’s excerpt from Staring at the Sun appears on pp. 159-160.
Notes on this edition: Julian Barnes. Staring at the Sun. London: Vintage Books, 2009. Pp. 195 + . 19.8 x 13 cm. ISBN: 9780099540090.
In 2009, Julian Barnes changed paperback publishers from Picador to Vintage Books.
Notes on this edition: Julian Barnes. Staring at the Sun. London: Picador, 2005. 195 + . 19.7 x 12.9 cm. ISBN: 0330299301.
Picador reissued their edition of Staring at the Sun with new cover art at the same time they reset Barnes’s other books. While the copyright page does not state the date, the rejacketed editions were issued in 2005. The pagination remains the same as in earlier Picador editions of this novel. This printing is the 24th printing.
Author photograph by Ellen Warner.
Notes on this edition: Julian Barnes. Staring at the Sun. New York: Vintage International, 1993. Pp. 197 + . 20.3 x 13.1 cm. ISBN: 0679748202.
Julian Barnes changed the dedication page for the Vintage American edition to honor his former editor Frances Lindley (1911-1987).