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My virtue is that I say what I think, my vice that what I think doesn't amount to much.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

A Journey Round my Room

In 1790, 27 year old soldier Xavier de Maistre was placed under house-arrest in Turin for fighting an illegal duel. Inspired by the works of Laurence Sterne, with their digressive and colloquial style, de Maistre decided to make the most of his sentence by recording an exploration of the room as a travel journal. Each tiny thing that he encounters sends de Maistre into rhapsodies, and mundane journeys become magnificent voyages...

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