University of Texas, Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center

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)
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.
Extent: 12 boxes, 1 oversize box, 1 oversize folder (5.04 linear feet)
Language: English
Repository: The University of Texas at Austin, Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center

Scope and Contents

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.


Restrictions

Access:

Open for research


Administrative Information

Acquisition:

Purchase, 2006 (Reg. no. 15462)

Processed by:

Hope Donovan Rider and Liz Murray, 2007


Container List

 

Series I. Works 1996-2006

Arthur & George (novel, 2006)
Box Folder
1 1-5 Research photocopies and handwritten notes
6* Handwritten planning notes [*cardboard “planning sheet” removed to oversize folder]
7-9 Typescript drafts, unpaginated, with handwritten corrections
Box Folder
2 1-4 Typescript drafts, cont'd
5-6 Typescript sections with reader/editor comments
7-9 Typescript, "original final"
Box Folder
3 1-2 Typescript, "original final," cont'd
3-6 First pass proofs, 15 June 2005, Knopf edition
7-8 Type specimens, book jacket versions, publicity materials for Jonathan Cape/Random House edition
In the Land of Pain (by Alphonse Daudet; edited, translated, and with introduction by Julian Barnes, 2003)
"La Doulou," by Daudet
9 Photocopy of original French version
Box Folder
4 1 Photocopy with Barnes’s handwritten translation
2 Handwritten notes
3-4 Research correspondence and notes
5 Typescript fragments with handwritten revisions
6 Typescript with revisions, photocopy
7 "Final text," typescript with revisions
8 Uncorrected proofs
9 Type specimens
10 Book jacket proofs
Box
5 "Journalism" files
1-6 Articles, essays, introductions, book reviews, and other writings; typescripts
Box Folder
6 1 Articles, essays, etc., cont’d
2 Clippings and tearsheets
3 "Enigma," typescripts, proofs for The New Yorker, 14 January 2002
4 "European Solutions to Travel," typescripts and proofs for The New Yorker, 28 April & 5 May 1997
5 "The Hardest Test: Drugs and the Tour de France," typescripts and correspondence for The New Yorker, August 2000
The Lemon Table (short stories, 2004)
6 "Appetite," typescripts
7 "Bark," typescripts, proofs, tearsheet from The New Yorker, 16 September 2002
8 "The Fruit Cage," typescripts, proofs, tearsheet from The New Yorker, 13 May 2002
9 "Hygiene," typescripts, proofs, tearsheet from The New Yorker, 6 September 1999
10 "Knowing French," typescript, proofs for Granta, October 2003
Box Folder
7 1 "The Revival," typescript, proofs, tearsheet from The New Yorker, 5 August 1996
2 "A Short History of Hairdressing," typescripts, proofs for The New Yorker, 22 December 1997
3 "Silence," typescripts, proofs from Granta, September 2001
4-5 "The Story of Mats Israelson," notes, typescripts, proofs, tearsheet from The New Yorker, 24 July 2000
6 "The Things You Know," typescript
7 "Vigilance," typescripts
8-9 Complete typescript, "final, top copy," January 2003
Jonathan Cape edition
10 Editorial queries, circa June 2003
11 Uncorrected proofs, 30 July 2003
12 Revised proofs, 9 September 2003
Box Folder
8 1 Design specification proofs
Knopf edition
2-3 First pass/rough page proofs, 16 January 2004
4 Second pass proof pages, 10 March 2004
5 Book jacket proofs, publicity materials
6 Correspondence re book, friends, and readers, 2004
7 My Oedipus Complex and Other Stories, by Frank O'Connor; story selection and introduction by Barnes; uncorrected proofs, 25 February 2005
The Pedant in the Kitchen (essays, 2003)
8 Original newspaper columns, photocopies
9-10 Typescript draft sections
Box Folder
9 1 Corrected proofs
2 "Copy edited script"; book jacket proofs
3 Sample page layouts
Something to Declare (essays, 2002)
* Cardboard “planning sheet” (*removed to oversize folder)
4 Introduction, typescript fragments
* Original and “pre-final typescript” paste-up versions (*removed to oversize box 13)
5-6 Typescript
7-9 "1st proof," 18 July 2001
Box Folder
10 1-3 "2nd revise" proofs, 27 September 2001
4-5 Copy edited galleys
6 Copy editing, production notes and correspondence
7 Illustrations and book jacket proofs, Picador
8 Index cards
Box Folder
11 1 Publicity schedule
2 Reviews, French newspaper clippings



 

Series II. Correspondence and Other Papers 1960-2006 (bulk 1990s)

Correspondence
Box Folder
11 3 General, 1960, 1993-2006
4-9 Invitations
Box Folder
12 1 Moore, Brian and Jean, 1985-1999
Career-related
2 Articles and reviews about Barnes
3 Articles [research material?]
4-5 Book jacket mock-ups, Picador reissues
6 A History of the World in 10 1/2 chapters, sample re-set pages
Interviews
7 "Julian Barnes in Conversation," transcript, at Flaubert's Parrot conference, Rouen, 9-10 November 2001
8 "Julian Barnes at the Sorbonne," transcript and related materials, 14 November 2001
9 Love, Etc. publicity materials
10 Photographs (color copies), Barnes at reading
11 Publicity, various events
Works of others
12 Layman, Richard. "Julian Barnes: Notes for a Checklist," 2001
13 Soulier, Daniel. "La Cage à Fruits," dramatization in French of short story by Barnes, undated
Box
13 Oversize