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Cross Channel

Cross Channel by Julian Barnes Cross Channel by Julian Barnes

No one has a better perspective to see things from both sides of the Channel than Julian Barnes.

In these exquisitely crafted stories, which span several centuries, he takes as his central theme the British in France: from the last days of a reclusive English composer and the beef-consuming 'navvies' labouring on the Paris-Rouen railway, to a lonely woman mourning the death of her brother on the battlefields of the Somme.

Short Stories

Interference, 1
Junction, 21
Experiment, 43
Melon, 63
Evermore, 89
Gnossienne, 113
Dragons, 129
Brambilla, 149
Hermitage, 165
Tunnel, 189

EDITIONS & TRANSLATIONS / INTERVIEWS / REVIEWS

EDITIONS & TRANSLATIONS

English Editions

Cross Channel. London: Jonathan Cape, 1996. £13.99

Cross Channel. London: Jonathan Cape, 1996

Cross Channel. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1996. $21.00

Cross Channel. Toronto: Random House of Canada, 1996. $27.95

Cross Channel. Oxford: Isis Publishing, 1996. Pp.207 [Large Print edition]

Cross Channel. London: Picador, 1996. Pp.211

Cross Channel. New York: Vintage, 1997. Pp.211

Cross Channel. Toronto: Vintage, 1997. Pp.211

Audio Editions

Cross Channel. Random House Audio, 2010: Read by Julian Barnes - UK & US
[Abridged, 2 hours, 48 minutes]

Translated Editions

Danish - Over kanalen. København: Tiderne Skifter, 1997. Pp. 211. Translated by Henning Juul Madsen.

German - Dover-Calais. Zürich: Haffmans Verlag, 1997. Pp.271 [1]. Translated by Gertraude Krueger. Other edition: Reinbek bei Hamburg: Rowohlt Taschenbuch, 1999. Pp.206 [1].

Hebrew - Me-'ever la-te'alah. Tel Aviv: Zmora-Bitan, 1997. Pp. 213. Translated by Ya'ir Burla.

Italian - Oltremanica. Torino: Einaudi, 1997. Pp. 192. Translated by Susanna Basso.

Spanish - Al otro lado del Canal. Barcelona: Editorial Anagrama, 1997. Pp. 216. Translated by Carmen Francí and Juan Gabriel López Guix. ISBN: 9788433908391.

Swedish - Över Kanalen. Stockholm: Forum, 1997. Pp. 218. Translated by Leif Janzon.

Dutch - Over het Kanaal. Amsterdam/Antwerpen: Uitgeverij Atlas, 1998. Pp. 224. Translated by Ronald Cohen and Else Hoog.

French - Outre-Manche. Paris: Éditions Denoël, 1998. Pp. 247. Translated by Jean-Pierre Aoustin. Other editions: Paris: Éditions Denoël / Le Grand Livre du Mois, 1998. Pp. 247. [book club]; Denoël (Folio), 1999. Pp. 288.

Japanese - Kaikyo o koete. Tokyo: Hakusui-Sha Limited, 1998. Pp. 264. Translated by Koji Nakano.

Portuguese - Do Outro Lado do Canal. Porto: Edições ASA, 1999. Pp. 156 [1]. Translated by Luísa Feijó and Maria João Delgado; Do Outro Lado da Mancha. Rio de Janeiro: Editora Rocco, 2001. Pp. 162. Translated by Roberto Grey.

Turkish - Mans Ötesi. Istanbul: Ayrinti Yayinlari, 1999. Pp. 175. Translated by Serdar Rifat Kiroglu.

Polish - Po drugiej stronie La Manche. Warszawa: Prószynski i S-ka, 2003. Pp. 150. Translated by Magdalena Pietrzak-Merta.

Romanian - Café au lait. Bucuresti: Nemira, 2005. Pp. 250. Translated by Mihai Moroiu. Nov.

INTERVIEWS

02/14/1998 - Shaken and Not Stirred - Caroline Baum, Sydney Morning Herald p.9
[Interview upon the publication of Cross Channel and Barnes's participation in Australia's Adelaide Writers' Week]

05/13/1996 - Old Fartery and Literary Dish - Carl Swanson, Salon Magazine
[Interview upon the publication of Cross Channel]

01/13/1996 - Novel Escape - Christopher Hawtree, Times p.18-19, 21-22
[Interview upon the publication of Cross Channel]

01/07/1996 - The Grand Fromage Matures - Kate Kellaway, Observer Review
[Interview upon the publication of Cross Channel]

10/27/1995 - Windows on to the French - Bookseller p.26-27
[Interview upon the publication of Cross Channel]

REVIEWS

05/30/2011 - Experiment(ing) on the Double with Julian Barnes (PDF) - Miquel Pomar, Amaltea (3)
[Essay on the short story "Experiment"; Available online in PDF]

Winter 1997 - Cross Channel - John Kennedy, The Antioch Review (55.1) p.110

Winter 1997 - Cross Channel - William Hutchings, World Literature Today (71.1) p.149-150

Spring 1997 - Familiar Capability - Thomas Filbin, The Hudson Review (50.1) p.159-165

12/29/1996 - Richard Eder's Top Ten Books of 1996 - Richard Eder, LA Times Book Review p.11

12/01/1996 - Books of the Year - Philip French, The Observer p.16-17

Autumn 1996 - A Barnes Eye View of France - Adrian Kempton, Franco-British Studies (22) p.92-101

07/14/1996 - Stories Explain English Attitude Toward French - Steven E. Alford, Houston Chronicle (Texas) p.23

07/08/1996 - Picks & Pans: Cross Channel - Paula Chin, People Weekly (46.2) p.28

05/19/1996 - Julian Barnes - Marie Arana-Ward, Washington Post Book World p.10

05/13/1996 - Old Fartery & Literary Dish - Carl Swanson, Salon Magazine

05/12/1996 - A Witty Collection of Period Pieces in Which Britons Pay Visits to France - David Bosworth, Philadelphia Inquirer p.H4

05/12/1996 - Barnes Is Good Despite Miscues - George Singer, Tulsa World (Oklahoma) p.G5

05/04/1996 - Barnes Seasons New Stories with Esprit - Alberto Manguel, The Globe and Mail Review of Books p.C21

05/04/1996 - Blood Thicker Than Channel Water - Stephen Smith, The Toronto Star p.L15

04/28/1996 - Fictional Gathering of Memories - Colin Walters, The Washington Times p.B6

04/21/1996 - Another Country - Michael Wood, The New York Times Book Review p.12

04/21/1996 - Julian Barnes' Short Stories Explore English-French Relations - Bruce Cook, Chicago Tribune (Books) p.3

04/21/1996 - Short Stories Reflect Britain's French Connection - Don Skiles, The San Francisco Examiner & Chronicle p.5

04/16/1996 - Fictional Fiction Writer Demonstrates His Magic - Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times p.C15

03/17/1996 - The Odd Couple of Europe - Richard Eder, LA Times Book Review p.2

03/15/1996 - Book Reviews -- Short Stories - Adam Mazmanian, Library Journal (121.5) p.98

02/19/1996 - Cross Channel - Publishers Weekly (243.8) p.204

02/02/1996 - Why Should the Brits Want to Go to France? - Frank Egerton, Oxford Times p.S20

02/01/1996 - Fiction -- Cross Channel - Kirkus Review (64) p.151

02/1996 - Barnes Storming - Karl Miller, Harpers & Queen p.22

02/1996 - Books - Unsigned, Elle Magazine p.71

02/1996 - French Bred - Madeleine Kingsley, She p.28

02/1996 - Untitled - Unsigned, GQ Magazine p.41

01/24/1996 - French Connection Is an Entertaining Read - Patricia Clark, Lincolnshire Echo p.12

01/21/1996 - The Myth and the Reality - Alan Taylor, Sunday Tribune Magazine p.18

01/20/1996 - An Ambivalent Relationship - Justin Cartwright, Financial Times (London) p.12

01/20/1996 - Quietly Crafted Stories - Gerry Dukes, Irish Independent p.11

01/19/1996 - A Pearl Amid the Paste - Paul Ryan, New Statesman & Society (9.386) p.39-40

01/19/1996 - Très British - Gerald Mangan, Times Literary Supplement (4842) p.24

01/18/1996 - Barnes Welcomes Careful Readers - Thierry Naudin, The European p.S14

01/15/1996 - Recommended Books - Tina Jackson, The Big Issue p.35

01/14/1996 - Barnes Stormer - David Andrews, Sunday Express p.C34

01/14/1996 - Celebration of Both Past and Future - Andrew Crumey, Scotland on Sunday SP.10

01/14/1996 - The French Connection - John Weightman, Sunday Telegraph p.R13

01/14/1996 - Vive la difference - Peter Kemp, The Sunday Times (London) sec. 7, p.1-2

01/13/1996 - Lanterns and Lovers on a Passage to Paris - Michèle Roberts, The Independent (London) p.W10

01/13/1996 - Love and Irritation Embroider the Reality of the French Connection - Allan Massie, The Scotsman p.16

01/13/1996 - Open Channels - Penny Fox, The Scotsman p.16

01/12/1996 - Adrian Turpin on Literature - Adrian Turpin, The Independent (London) p.25

01/12/1996 - Crossing Frontiers - Paul Smith, The List (Glasgow & Edinburgh) p.82

01/11/1996 - More Than Just Sleeve Notes - Derwent May, The Times (London) p.35

01/08/1996 - Tales of English Blook Spilt on French Soil - A. N. Wilson, Evening Standard p.25

01/07/1996 - Observatory: The Grand Fromage Matures - Kate Kellaway, The Observer Review p.7

01/06/1996 - A Strange Romance With Few Kisses - Euan Cameron, The Spectator (276.8738) p.28

01/05/1996 - The Facts of Life - James Wood, The Guardian p.16

01/04/1996 - If the French Were Shorter in Flaubert's Day, Did They Need to Be Less Fat in Order to Be Called 'Fat'? - P. N. Furbank, London Review of Books (18) p.22

01/1996 - Very Clever - Teresa Waugh, Literary Review (211) p.25-26

01/1996 - Cosmo Books - Unsigned, Cosmopolitan p.59

01/1996 - The Low-Down - Unsigned, Tatler p.18

11/24/1995 - A Diet for a New Year - David Wilkerson, The Bookseller p.30

Dutch Translation

07/31/1998 - Brambilla - Peter Swinkels, Dagblad de Limburger

07/25/1998 - Meester over zijn materiaal - Mirjam van Hengel, Het Financieele Dagblad

French Translation

01/07/2000 - Histoires d'Anglais en France. Nouvelles de l'autre cote du Channel, par un Julian Barnes caustique et virtuose - Martine Silber, Le Monde des Livres de Poche (Outre-Manche)

03/1998 - Julian Barnes en Eurostar. A Literary Trainspotter - Jean-Yves Masson, Eurostarmagazine p.20-21

02/1998 - Univers d'un écrivain: Julian Barnes un froggy chez les rosbifs - Marianne Payot, Lire p.28-29

03/02/1998 - Des nouvelles du pays - Jacques Lindecker, L'Alsace

01/30/1998 - Bouillon de culture. France 2 (Television interview.)

01/19/1998 - En dix nouvelles, l'autoportrait á peine camouflé d'un francophile - Marie-Caroline Aubert, Elle p.54

01/15/1998 - Julian Barnes: mémoire d'outre-manche - Olivier Le Naire, L'Express p.90-91

01/15/1998 - Mémoires d'outre-manche - Jérôme Garcin, Le Nouvel Observateur (1732) p.99

01/13/1998 - Un Anglais très continent - Fran├žois Sergent, Libération p.44

01/13/1998 - Un livre, des voix - France Culture (Radio interview.)

01/10/1998 - Barnes: la France sure le billard - Etienne de Montety, Le Figaro Magazine p.86

01/10/1998 - Les mystères de l'outre-manche - Marc Lambron, Le Point (1321) p.79

01/09/1998 - Synergie - France Inter. (Radio interview.)

01/08/1998 - Julian Barnes: la promenade d'un Anglais - Renaud Matignon, Figaro Littéraire p.1

01/07/1998 - Policiers dormants et gendarmes couchés - Dominique Durand, Canard Enchaîné p.6

Italian Translation

05/31/1997 - Barnes, l'inglese che ama la Francia; Il vino, il sole, Cantona: lo scrittore presenta in Italia il suo ultimo libro - D'Amico Masolino, La Stampa p.23

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