Invisible Cities

Invisible Cities

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Fifty-five fictional cities, each described in beautiful detail - each with a woman's name... 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. This is a captivating meditation on culture, language, time, memory and the nature of human experience.'

 

Author: Italo Calvino

Publisher: Random House

Format: Paperback

Pages: 148

ISBN: 9780099429838

Publication Date: October 1997