Invisible cities

By: Calvino, Italo
Contributor(s): Weaver, William [Translator]
Material type: TextTextPublisher: London Vintage Publishing 1997Description: 148 p.ISBN: 9780099429838Subject(s): Polo, Marco, 1254-1323 | Kublai, Khan, 1216-1294 | Italian | Short stories | Fiction | Venice-FictionDDC classification: 853.914 Summary: In Invisible Cities Marco Polo conjures up cities of magical times for his host, the Chinese ruler Kublai Khan, but gradually it becomes clear that he is actually describing one city: Venice. As Gore Vidal wrote 'Of all tasks, describing the contents of a book is the most difficult and in the case of a marvellous invention like Invisible Cities, perfectly irrelevant.' https://www.penguinrandomhouse.co.za/book/invisible-cities/9780099429838
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Originally published in the Italian language as "Le citta invisibili".


In Invisible Cities Marco Polo conjures up cities of magical times for his host, the Chinese ruler Kublai Khan, but gradually it becomes clear that he is actually describing one city: Venice. As Gore Vidal wrote 'Of all tasks, describing the contents of a book is the most difficult and in the case of a marvellous invention like Invisible Cities, perfectly irrelevant.'

https://www.penguinrandomhouse.co.za/book/invisible-cities/9780099429838

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