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ISBN-13: 9780811222105
Publisher: New Directions Publishing Corporation
Publication date: 03/21/2016
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 244
Sales rank: 1,295,102
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.70(d)

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 is a distinguished American, poet, literary critic, essayist, teacher, and translator.

Joseph de Maistre was a philosopher, writer, lawyer, and diplomat.

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"The late 18th-century is when Modernite (more exactly the modernities) began. Sterne, Diderot, Rousseau...among the effortlessly brilliant writers of that incandescent era, there still remains Xavier DeMaistre to discover or rediscover. His masterpiece 'Voyage Around My Room', one of the most original and mettlesom autobiographical narratives ever written."

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Voyage Around My Room 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
slickdpdx on LibraryThing 8 months ago
Voyage (written at the age of 31) is a clever diversion. The Nocturnal Expedition (at age 62) is meatier and more rewarding. Each is made of tiny chapters with big margins. The Voyage is worth picking up as long as you get an edition with both trips. This edition also has the preface by older brother Joseph De Maistre (at the end of the volume!) and a dialogue between a leper and a soldier entitled The Leper of The City of Aosta.