Invisible Cities

Invisible Cities

by Italo Calvino

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 03/05/1978

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"Cities, like dreams, are made of desires and fears, even if the thread of their discourse is secret, their rules are absurd, their perspectives deceitful, and everything conceals something else." -- from Invisible Cities

In a garden sit the aged Kublai Khan and the young Marco Polo -- Mongol emperor and Venetian traveler. Kublai Khan has sensed the end of his empire coming soon. Marco Polo diverts his host with stories of the cities he has seen in his travels around the empire: cities and memory, cities and desire, cities and designs, cities and the dead, cities and the sky, trading cities, hidden cities. As Marco Polo unspools his tales, the emperor detects these fantastic places are more than they appear.

"Invisible Cities changed the way we read and what is possible in the balance between poetry and prose . . . The book I would choose as pillow and plate, alone on a desert island." -- Jeanette Winterson
ISBN:
9780156453806
Category:
Fiction
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
03-05-1978
Language:
English
Series:
Harvest Book Ser.
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
Country of origin:
United States
Dimensions (mm):
203.2x134.92x11.63mm
Weight:
0.15kg

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