Voyage Around My Room

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Price
$14.95  $13.90
Publisher
New Directions Publishing Corporation
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Pages
244
Dimensions
4.9 X 7.9 X 0.6 inches | 0.55 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780811222105
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About the Author

Xavier de Maistre (1763-1852) was a French military man and writer. He began serving in the army at a young age, and lived primarily in Italy, but eventually moved to St. Petersburg, where he died.
An award-winning translator and poet, Stephen Sartarelli lives in France.
Richard Howard teaches in the School of the Arts at Columbia University, USA. He has also translated works by Barthes, Foucault and Todorov.

Reviews

De Maistre pioneered a mode of travel that was to make his name: room travel. Dressed in pink-and-blue pajamas, satisfied within the confines of his own bedroom, Xavier de Maistre was gently nudging us to try, before taking off for distant hemispheres, to notice what we have already seen.--Alain De Botton
Funny and deceptively profound.