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Savoyard (Saboyano)

Fishburn and Hughes: As is made clear in the English translation of Borges's story, the term refers to Xavier de Maistre (1763-1852), born in Savoy and author of Voyage autour de ma chambre (1795), which he wrote at the age of 27 while confined to his bed through injuries sustained in a duel. The Voyage is a light work in which each object perceived by the author in his bedroom prompts humorous reminiscences and small confidences. The Aleph