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Voyage Around My Room

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by Xavier de Maistre
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Voyage Around My Room by Xavier de Maistre

A lively and utterly singular travelogue of the intricate curiosities that are directly within one??s own reach

In 1790, while serving in the Piedmontese army, the French aristocrat Xavier de Maistre (1763??"1852) was punished for dueling and placed under house arrest for forty-two days. The result was a discursive, mischievous memoir Voyage Around My Room, and its sequel, Nocturnal Expedition Around My Room. Admired by Nietzsche and Machado de Assis, Ossian and Susan Sontag, this classic book proves that sitting on the living-room sofa can be as fascinating as crossing the Alps or paddling up the Amazon.

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.

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Ebook Details
Pages: 244
Size: 1.5 MB
Publisher: New Directions
Date published:   2016
ISBN: 9780811222341 (DRM-EPUB)

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