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Julian Barnes:

A Preliminary Inventory of an Addition to His Papers in the Manuscript Collection at the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center

Creator: Barnes, Julian (1946- )
Title: Julian Barnes, Addition to His Papers
Dates: 1960-2006 (bulk 1996-2006)
Extent: 12 boxes, 1 oversize box, 1 oversize folder (5.04 linear feet)
Abstract: This addition to the original acquisition of Julian Barnes Papers contains material related to his literary activity since 2002, as well as older journalistic writings and correspondence primarily from the 1990s. Contents include his 2006 novel Arthur & George, three works of collected essays and short stories, articles, book reviews, other writings, and career-related material.
Language: English
Access:

Open for research




Acquisition:

Purchase, 2006 (Reg. no. 15462)

Processed by:

Hope Donovan Rider and Liz Murray, 2007

Repository:

The University of Texas at Austin, Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center


This addition to the original acquisition of Julian Barnes Papers contains material related to his literary activity since 2002, as well as older journalistic writings and correspondence primarily from the 1990s. Contents include his 2006 novel Arthur & George, three works of collected essays and short stories, articles, book reviews, other writings, and career-related material. This accretion is divided into two series: I. Works, 1996-2006; and II. Correspondence and Other Papers, 1960-2006.

The works in Series I. include research, notes, typescript drafts, proofs, and production material for the novel Arthur & George. For the short story collection, The Lemon Table, there are typescripts, as well as proofs and tear sheets for the short stories originally published in The New Yorker and Granta. Also present are typescripts and proofs for two essay collections, The Pedant in the Kitchen, originally a food column by the same name appearing in the Guardian, and for Something to Declare, comprising essays originally appearing in New York Review of Books, The New Yorker, London Review of Books, New York Times Book Review, Times Literary Supplement, and as prefaces in various works. Barnes’s “journalism” files contain typescripts of articles, essays, introductions, book reviews, and other writings. Considerable material is present for Alphonse Daudet’s In the Land of Pain, as translated, edited, and introduced by Barnes. Similarly, Barnes wrote the introduction and selected stories for My Oedipus Complex and Other Stories by Frank O’Connor. The papers contain the uncorrected proofs for this work.

Series II. Correspondence and Other Papers dates from 1960, but the bulk of the material falls within the 1990s. The correspondence contains letters from friends Brian and Jean Moore; general correspondence, with letters from Penelope Fitzgerald and Evelyn Waugh; and invitations to Barnes and his wife, Pat Kavanagh, for a wide variety of literary, artistic, and other events. The remainder of the series contains articles about Barnes, book production and publicity material, interviews, a bibliography of Barnes's longer works by Richard Layman, and a French play adaptation of Barnes's short story "The Fruit Cage" by Daniel Soulier.