Voyage Around My Room
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 , and its sequel, . 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.
Funny and deceptively profound. "
Stephen Sartarelli (Translator), Richard Howard (Introduction by), Joseph Marie Maistre (Preface by)
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