Cover of: Invisible cities by Italo Calvino
An edition of Le città invisibili (1972)

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An edition of Le città invisibili (1972)

Invisible cities

  • 4.21 ·
  • 14 Ratings
  • 31 Want to read
  • 3 Currently reading
  • 15 Have read
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Publisher
Harvest
Language
English
Pages
165

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"Kublai Khan does not necessarily believe everything Marco Polo says when he describes the cities visited on his expeditions, but the emperor of the Tartars does continue listening to the young Venetian with greater attention and curiosity than he shows any other messenger or explorer of his." So begins Italo Calvino's compilation of fragmentary urban images. As Marco tells the khan about Armilla, which "has nothing that makes it seem a city, except the water pipes that rise vertically where the houses should be and spread out horizontally where the floors should be," the spider-web city of Octavia, and other marvelous burgs, it may be that he is creating them all out of his imagination, or perhaps he is recreating fine details of his native Venice over and over again, or perhaps he is simply recounting some of the myriad possible forms a city might take.

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Cover of: Las ciudades invisibles
Las ciudades invisibles
2008, Crisálida Crasis
Print book in Spanish
Cover of: Le città invisibili
Le città invisibili
1993, Mondadori
in Italian
Cover of: Kan bu jian di cheng shi
Kan bu jian di cheng shi
1993, Shi bao wen hua
in Chinese - Chu ban.
Cover of: Invisible Cities
Invisible Cities
1978, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich
in English - 1st Harvest/HBJ ed.
Cover of: Invisible cities
Invisible cities
1974, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich
in English
Cover of: Invisible cities
Invisible cities
1974, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich
in English - (1st ed.).
Cover of: Invisible cities
Invisible cities
1972, Harvest
in English

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165 p. ;
Number of pages
165

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Open Library
OL24211017M
Internet Archive
invisiblecities00calv
ISBN 10
0156453800
ISBN 13
9780156453806
LCCN
77016002
OCLC/WorldCat
311158931

First Sentence

"Leaving there and proceeding for three days toward the east, you reach Diomira, a city with sixty silver domes, bronze statues of all the gods, streets paved with lead, a crystal theater, a golden cock that crows each morning on a tower."

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