Journal romain est dédiée à la chambre de l'auteur.
Cela me rappelle à chaque fois Pierre ou les ambiguïtés, le livre que l'auteur dédia à une montagne en s'en expliquant longuement.

À ma chambre de San Vittorio, dans les jardins de la villa Médicis.
Renaud Camus, Journal Romain


To Greylock's Most Excellent Majesty.

In old tomes authors were proud of the privilege of dedicating their works to Majesty. A right noble custom, wich we of Berkshire must revive. For wether we will or no, Majesty is all around us here in berkshire, sitting as in a grand Congress of Vienna of majestical hill-tops, and eternally challenging our homage.
But since the majestic mountain, Greylock —my own more immediate sovereign lord and king— hath now, for innumerable ages, been the one grand dedicatee of the earliest rays of all the Berkshire mornings, I know not how his Imperial Purple Majesty (royal-born Porphyrogenitus) will receive the dédication of my own poor solitary ray.
Nevertheless, forasmuch as I, dwelling with my loyal neighbors, the Maples and the Beeches, in the amphitheater over wich his central majesty presides, have received his most bounteous and unstinted fertilizations, it is but meet, that I here devoutled kneel, and render up my gratitude, whether, thereto, The Most Excellent Purple Majesty of Greylock benignantly incline his hoary crown or no.
Herman Melville, Pierre or The Ambiguïties