Voyage Around My Room

Xavier De Maistre (Author) Joseph De Maistre (Preface by)
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Description

In addition to the Voyage and Expedition, this edition also includes the dialogue "The Leper of the City of Aosta," a preface by Xavier's better-known older brother (the royalist philosopher Joseph de Maistre), and an introduction by Richard Howard.

Product Details

Price
$14.95  $13.75
Publisher
New Directions Publishing Corporation
Publish Date
March 21, 2016
Pages
244
Dimensions
4.9 X 0.6 X 7.9 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.
Joseph de Maistre was a philosopher, writer, lawyer, and diplomat.

Stephen Sartarelli is an award-winning translator and poet.

Richard Howard is the author of thirteen volumes of poetry (Richard Howard is the author of thirteen volumes of poetry (including Inner Voices: Selected Poems, 1963-2003). He has pincluding Inner Voices: Selected Poems, 1963-2003). He has published more than 150 translations from the French includinublished more than 150 translations from the French including Baudelaire's Le Fleurs du Mal, for which he received the 1g Baudelaire's Le Fleurs du Mal, for which he received the 1983 American Book Award for translation. Richard also won th983 American Book Award for translation. Richard also won the Pulitzer Prize in 1970 for Untitled Subjects. He lives in e Pulitzer Prize in 1970 for Untitled Subjects. He lives in New York City. New York City.

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.