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Voyage Around My Room (Reissue) (Paperback) (Xavier De Maistre)

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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.
Edition: Reissue
Number of Pages: 207
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Sub-Genre: Classics, Literary
Format: Paperback
Publisher: W W Norton & Co Inc
Author: Xavier De Maistre
Language: English
Street Date: March 21, 2016
TCIN: 50340808
UPC: 9780811222105
Item Number (DPCI): 248-06-1305
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