Voyage Around My Room

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About the Author
Xavier de Maistre, né à Chambéry le 8 novembre 1763 et mort à Saint-Pétersbourg le 12 juin 1852, est un écrivain savoisien de langue française, un peintre, et un général au service du tsar Alexandre Ier de Russie.
Joseph de Maistre was a philosopher, writer, lawyer, and diplomat.
Stephen Sartarelli has translated widely from French and Italian, most recently works by Andrea Camilleri and Gabriele D'Annunzio. His translations have won numerous prizes, including the Raiziss-De Palchi Award of the Academy of American Poets for Songbook: Selected Poems of Umberto Saba and the John Florio Award of the UK Society of Authors for Prince of the Clouds by Gianni Riotta.

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
The late eighteenth century is when modernity (more exactly, the modernities) began. Sterne, Diderot, Rousseau--among the effortlessly brilliant writers of that incandescent era, there still remains Xavier de Maistre to discover or rediscover. His masterpiece, Voyage Around My Room, is one of the most original and mettlesome autobiographical narratives ever written.--Susan Sontag
Funny and deceptively profound.-- "The Guardian"