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  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: New Directions (Nov. 1 1994)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0811212807
  • ISBN-13: 978-0811212809
  • Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 1.5 x 20.3 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 313 g
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,221,204 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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De Maistre pioneered a mode of travel that was to make his name: room travel. Dressed in pink-and-blue pajamas, satisfied within the confines of his own bedroom, Xavier de Maistre was gently nudging us to try, before taking off for distant hemispheres, to notice what we have already seen. — Alain De Botton

The late eighteenth century is when modernity (more exactly, the modernities) began. Sterne, Diderot, Rousseau—among the effortlessly brilliant writers of that incandescent era, there still remains Xavier de Maistre to discover or rediscover. His masterpiece, Voyage Around My Room, is one of the most original and mettlesome autobiographical narratives ever written. — Susan Sontag

Funny and deceptively profound. — The Guardian --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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Joseph de Maistre was a philosopher, writer, lawyer, and diplomat. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.


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This delightful work by a late 18th-cent French nobleman parodies contemporary travel accounts with a detailed report of the author's journey around his room during forty-odd days of house arrest. It now reads almost as a postmodern work, the same way Tristam Shandy does. Influenced Machado de Assis, another highly recommended author of the period.
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This delightful work by a late 18th-cent French nobleman parodies contemporary travel accounts with a detailed report of the author's journey around his room during forty-odd days of house arrest. It now reads almost as a postmodern work, the same way Tristam Shandy does. Influenced Machado de Assis, another highly recommended author of the period.

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