Voyage Around My Room

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$15.95  $14.83
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, 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 is an award-winning translator and poet.

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
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"