Voyage Around My Room

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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 (1929-2022) was a poet, essayist, translator, and editor, who won the Pulitzer Prize for his poetry collection Untitled Subjects. His renowned translations of Roland Barthes, Michel Foucault, Alain Robbe-Grillet, and Tzvetan Todorov introduced them and many other French writers to English readers. The poet laureate of New York State from 1993 to 1995, Howard was also a writing professor in the School of the Arts at Columbia University and taught English at the University of Houston.

Howard's books include Paper Trail: Selected Prose, 1965-2003, Inner Voices: Selected Poems, 1963-2003, Alone With America: The Art of Poetry in the United States Since 1950, and A Progressive Education.


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.