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Cross Channel

 

A collection of short stories that explore the connections, similarities, and differences between England and France.

Interference
Junction
Experiment
Melon
Evermore
Gnossienne
Dragons
Brambilla
Hermitage
Tunnel

English Editions (View Translations)

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.


Reviews

Wilkerson, David. "A Diet for a New Year." The Bookseller, 24 November 1995: 30.

Unsigned. "Cosmo Books." Cosmopolitan, January 1996: 59.

Unsigned. "The Low-Down." Tatler, January 1996: 18.

Waugh, Teresa. "Very Clever." Literary Review 211 (January 1996): 25-26.

Furbank, P. N. "If the French Were Shorter in Flaubert's Day, Did They Need to Be Less Fat in Order to Be Called 'Fat'?" London Review of Books 18 (4 January 1996): 22.

Wood, James. "The Facts of Life." The Guardian (5 January 1996): 16.

Cameron, Euan. "A Strange Romance With Few Kisses." The Spectator 276.8738 (6 January 1996): 28.

Kellaway, Kate. "Observatory: The Grand Fromage Matures." The Observer Review, 7 January 1996: 7.

Wilson, A. N. "Tales of English Blook Spilt on French Soil." Evening Standard, 8 January 1996: 25.

May, Derwent. "More Than Just Sleeve Notes." The Times (London), 11 January 1996: 35.

Smith, Paul. "Crossing Frontiers." The List (Glasgow & Edinburgh), 12 January 1996: 82.

Turpin, Adrian. "Adrian Turpin on Literature." The Independent (London), 12 January 1996: 25.

Fox, Penny. "Open Channels." The Scotsman, 13 January 1996: 16.

Massie, Allan. "Love and Irritation Embroider the Reality of the French Connection." The Scotsman, 13 January 1996: 16.

Roberts, Michèle. "Lanterns and Lovers on a Passage to Paris." The Independent (London), 13 January 1996: W10.

Andrews, David. "Barnes Stormer." Sunday Express, 14 January 1996: C34.

Crumey, Andrew. "Celebration of Both Past and Future." Scotland on Sunday (14 January 1996): SP.10.

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

Weightman, John. "The French Connection." Sunday Telegraph, 14 January 1996: R13.

Jackson, Tina. "Recommended Books." The Big Issue, 15 January 1996: 35.

Naudin, Thierry. "Barnes Welcomes Careful Readers." The European, 18 January 1996: S14.

Mangan, Gerald. "Très British." Times Literary Supplement 4842 (19 January 1996): 24.

Ryan, Paul. "A Pearl Amid the Paste." New Statesman & Society 9.386 (19 January 1996): 39-40.

Cartwright, Justin. "An Ambivalent Relationship." Financial Times (London), 20 January 1996: 12.

Dukes, Gerry. "Quietly Crafted Stories." Irish Independent, 20 January 1996: 11.

Taylor, Alan. "The Myth and the Reality." Sunday Tribune Magazine, 21 January 1996: 18.

Clark, Patricia. "French Connection Is an Entertaining Read." Lincolnshire Echo, 24 January 1996: 12.

Kingsley, Madeleine. "French Bred." She, February 1996: 28.

Miller, Karl. "Barnes Storming." Harpers & Queen, February 1996: 22.

Unsigned. "Books." Elle Magazine, February 1996: 71.

Unsigned. "Untitled." GQ Magazine, February 1996: 41.

"Fiction -- Cross Channel." Kirkus Review 64 (1 February 1996): 151.

Egerton, Frank. "Why Should the Brits Want to Go to France?" Oxford Times, 2 February 1996: S20.

"Cross Channel." Publishers Weekly 243.8 (19 February 1996): 204.

Mazmanian, Adam. "Book Reviews -- Short Stories." Library Journal 121.5 (15 March 1996): 98.

Eder, Richard. "The Odd Couple of Europe." Los Angeles Times Book Review, 17 March 1996: 2.

Kakutani, Michiko. "Fictional Fiction Writer Demonstrates His Magic." The New York Times, 16 April 1996: C15.

Cook, Bruce. "Julian Barnes' Short Stories Explore English-French Relations." Chicago Tribune (Books), 21 April 1996: 3.

Skiles, Don. "Short Stories Reflect Britain's French Connection." The San Francisco Examiner & Chronicle, 21 April 1996: 5.

Wood, Michael. "Another Country." The New York Times Book Review, 21 April 1996: 12.

Walters, Colin. "Fictional Gathering of Memories." The Washington Times, 28 April 1996: B6.

Manguel, Alberto. "Barnes Seasons New Stories with Esprit." The Globe and Mail Review of Books, 4 May1996, p. C21.

Smith, Stephen. "Blood Thicker Than Channel Water." The Toronto Star, 4 May 1996: L15.

Bosworth, David. "A Witty Collection of Period Pieces in Which Britons Pay Visits to France." Philadelphia Inquirer, 12 May 1996: H4.

Singer, George. "Barnes Is Good Despite Miscues." Tulsa (Oklahoma) World, 12 May 1996: G5.

Swanson, Carl. "Old Fartery & Literary Dish." Salon Magazine (13 May 1996): http://archive.salon.com/weekly/interview960513.html.

Arana-Ward, Marie. "Julian Barnes." Washington Post Book World (19 May 1996): 10.

Chin, Paula. "Picks & Pans: Cross Channel." People Weekly 46.2 (8 July 1996): 28.

Alford, Steven E. "Stories Explain English Attitude Toward French." Houston Chronicle (Texas), 14 July 1996: 23.

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

French, Philip. "Books of the Year." The Observer, 1 December 1996: 16-17.

Eder, Richard. "Richard Eder's Top Ten Books of 1996." Los Angeles Times Book Review, 29 December 1996: 11.

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

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

Kennedy, John. "Cross Channel." The Antioch Review 55.1 (Winter 1997): 110.

de Montety, Etienne. "Barnes: la France sure le billard." Le Figaro Magazine, 10 January 1998: 86.

Lambron, Marc. "Les mystères de l'outre-manche." Le Point, no. 1321 (10 January 1998): 79.

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

Garcin, Jérôme. "Mémoires d'outre-manche." Le Nouvel Observateur, no. 1732 (15-21 January 1998): 99.

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

Payot, Marianne. "Julian Barnes: un froggy chez les rosbifs." Lire, February 1998: 28-29.

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

 
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