||This addition to the original acquisition of Julian Barnes Papers contains material
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
is divided into two series: I. Works, 1996-2006; and II. Correspondence and Other
||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,
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
Moore; general correspondence, with letters from Penelope Fitzgerald and Evelyn Waugh;
invitations to Barnes and his wife, Pat Kavanagh, for a wide variety of literary,
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
Richard Layman, and a French play adaptation of Barnes's short story "The Fruit Cage" by Daniel Soulier.