Voyage Around My Room

Voyage Around My Room

Xavier de Maistre


A vigorous and completely singular travelogue of the tricky curiosities which are without delay inside of one’s personal reach

In 1790, whereas serving within the Piedmontese military, the French aristocrat Xavier de Maistre (1763–1852) was once punished for dueling and put lower than condominium arrest for forty-two days. the end result was once a discursive, mischievous memoir Voyage round My Room, and its sequel, Nocturnal day trip round My Room. popular through Nietzsche and Machado de Assis, Ossian and Susan Sontag, this vintage publication proves that sitting at the living-room couch may be as interesting as crossing the Alps or paddling up the Amazon.

In addition to the Voyage and Expedition, this version additionally comprises the discussion “The Leper of town of Aosta,” a preface by way of Xavier’s better-known older brother (the royalist thinker Joseph de Maistre), and an creation via Richard Howard.

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