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ლგანთქმული მოგზაური უამრავ ზღაპრულ მხარეს აღუწერს ყაენს და ქმნის ფანტასტიკურ სურათებს უცნაური ქალაქებისა სადაც ქუჩები კალითაა მოკირწყლული შენობებს ვერცხლის გუმბათები ამშვენებს სასახლეებს კი ზღვი?. Heidi Whitman Brain Terrain I have not read Marco Polos s Journeys but I could imagine what he has written Had I read it I also would have had to imagine what he had written Same verbs different tensesAs I am sitting on a bench in front of a museum waiting for a friend a family of Italian tourists comes and sits next to me They come from the land of Marco Polo or maybe not may be from the land of Italo Calvino since I do not know if they are Venetians Italy was a projection of the Imagination in the nineteenth century Marco Polo did not know itThey carry a guidebook of the city of Madrid and are trying to make sense out of the book a book written in their language and also make sense out of the city written in the language of cities Universally understood CosmopolitanIt must be the monuments the streets the histories the nourishment the inhabitants the parks the related but different language that they want to understand They use the text and the reproduced images as the key to comprehend the Urbis and the originals standing in front of themMemoryAnd may be one of them the father remembers when he came here with his parents He could be telling his children now about his Memories But as they are listening they are also discarding those Memories and forming their own new future Memories of having visited the city with their parents And they will tell their future children who will also forget Remembering a Forgetting like waves of the same seaDesireTheir visit must have been prompted by some Desire to leave their everyday monotonous but comfortable life and look for excitement Depending on their age they could participate in the bustling Madrid night life in which Desires wildly run Age and Desire Are all of them captives of their Desire Spectrums Would I desire to unlock their DesiresNo Only mineSignsLooking around these Italians could observe that most Signs only signal the same as all the others International sign language has become a non sign language They mean samenessThin CitiesAs Europeans they should not be surprised to see that this is not a Thin City There are trees there are street lamps and there are some dreadful tall buildings It is a city that could grow horizontally because it is on a barren plateau And yet and yet it has steep roads And these do feel like pure verticals on a tired morning The city is hilly and the sharp drop comes as a surprise as one arrives at the Palacio Real where the Sabatini Gardens extend deep down Francisco Sabatini another Italian and architect and who has projected an invisible Italian uality to this city As if Marco Polo had been hereTrading CitiesWith no seaport it had to become a port of projections and become a matrix for the dispatches to far away ports And it did so contrary to Marco Polo s direction when his route was blocked by the Tartars This landlocked city would determine the launching of the black Galleons and sail them off cruising the sea routes to meet the successors of Kublai Kahn and Trade with them in that twin trading city Ma Nila Ma Drid Coming and going EyesThere is a building where there are many Eyes They are all moving and roving around looking at the walls at the colours and flat shapes on the walls And they continue looking and those walls with their images look back at them The paintings have been looking at eyes for a longer time than these eyes have looked at anything And there thrones a picture with which the imagination of a Venetian captured the Warrior on horseback looking over those eyes looking without seeing them Echoing the other Emperor when he had said to his Venetian describe to me your cities Emperor Charles V summoned Tiziano Vecellio and said to him paint me your worlds so that I can see them Tiziano painted Charles gaze into the horizon into his worldNamesMatrix or Matrice or Matriz or Magerit or Magra The same city different identities and varying names Madrid in Spanish Madrid in English Madrid in GermanAnd in Mandarin Ma de li for the understanding of Kublai KahnThe DeadThe monuments make the Dead alive that the current alive They remain and there are very many But since I have a Now I am interested in the fewer onesThe SkyIt is not true that Madrid has no sea It just hangs over its inhabitants The very intense blue of the Sky so deep an azure because of the dry climate and the elevation of the city makes one imagine oneself with wings which can be spread out to then set off with one s soul and swim in the airy oceanThe Ultra MarContinuousNight and day and Seasons And clocks many clocks They seem to divide time but they are phantasmagorias or devices that do the opposite from the magic emerging out of Phenakistoscopes and create the illusion of discrete detached distinct moments out of the unceasing ContinuousHiddenMost of the inhabitants are also tourists like this Italian family This is a city populated not just by passers in Life but principally by outsiders who were not born here Anonymous origins and undisclosed length of time for their open transit Whether in hotels or temporary homes everybody s lives remain invisible from each other And their realities are not deciphered in the guide book of the Italians just as Marco Polo did not succeed in deciphering his cities for the Great Kahn They will remain invisibleGreat ChanInvisible Cities forms part of the conclusion of Jonathan s Spence s The Chan s Great Continent China in Western Minds After reviewing the representation of China in Western minds starting with Marco Polo Spence tackles in the final chapter the three geniuses who understood what was at stake Neither Kafka nor Borges nor Calvino had ever been to China Yet to the Sinologist Spence they were the three bright minds who did not fall on the Orientalist trappings And Calvino was the one to have identified best the trappings of the mind in representing the fascinating unknown Il cubo di Rubik. 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samenessThin CitiesAs Europeans they should not be surprised to see that this Kraftwerk is not a Thin City There are trees there are street lamps and there are some dreadful tall buildings It Conversations with Nostradamus is a city that could grow horizontally because The Test it Reality is Plastic is on a barren plateau And yet and yet Hard Edge (Stone Creek University Book 1) is hilly and the sharp drop comes as a surprise as one arrives at the Palacio Real where the Sabatini Gardens extend deep down Francisco Sabatini another Italian and architect and who has projected an Very Wicked Beginnings (Briarcrest Academy, invisible Italian uality to this city As The Dwarfs of Arthurian Romance and Celtic tradition if Marco Polo had been hereTrading CitiesWith no seaport Stolen (Altered Destinies, it did so contrary to Marco Polo s direction when his route was blocked by the Tartars This landlocked city would determine the launching of the black Galleons and sail them off cruising the sea routes to meet the successors of Kublai Kahn and Trade with them Oro veneciano (Misterios venecianos nº 2) is a building where there are many Eyes They are all moving and roving around looking at the walls at the colours and flat shapes on the walls And they continue looking and those walls with their The Garden images look back at them The paintings have been looking at eyes for a longer time than these eyes have looked at anything And there thrones a picture with which the El Club Limonada imagination of a Venetian captured the Warrior on horseback looking over those eyes looking without seeing them Echoing the other Emperor when he had said to his Venetian describe to me your cities Emperor Charles V summoned Tiziano Vecellio and said to him paint me your worlds so that I can see them Tiziano painted Charles gaze Coming to Dust (True History of Faction Paradox, Magic Bullet into the horizon Battlestar Galactica Role Playing Game into his worldNamesMatrix or Matrice or Matriz or Magerit or Magra The same city different El Angel y el Brujo in Spanish Madrid Fathomless in English Madrid Die Wawuschels mit den grünen Haaren in GermanAnd Texas Glory (Leigh Brothers Texas Trilogy, in Mandarin Ma de li for the understanding of Kublai KahnThe DeadThe monuments make the Dead alive that the current alive They remain and there are very many But since I have a Now I am Hollands Glorie interested Huntress in the fewer onesThe SkyIt Sharing Economy its Saphisme Et Dčadence Dans Paris Fin De Sic̈le inhabitants The very Направи мъжа си милионер intense blue of the Sky so deep an azure because of the dry climate and the elevation of the city makes one The Dead Student imagine oneself with wings which can be spread out to then set off with one s soul and swim Burn (Elementally Evolved, in the airy oceanThe Ultra MarContinuousNight and day and Seasons And clocks many clocks They seem to divide time but they are phantasmagorias or devices that do the opposite from the magic emerging out of Phenakistoscopes and create the The Token Wife illusion of discrete detached distinct moments out of the unceasing ContinuousHiddenMost of the The Innocents Surrender inhabitants are also tourists like this Italian family This The Midwife is a city populated not just by passers Ogled o sljepoći in Life but principally by outsiders who were not born here Anonymous origins and undisclosed length of time for their open transit Whether The Surrendered in hotels or temporary homes everybody s lives remain Falling (Fading, invisible from each other And their realities are not deciphered Perdido (Los lobos de Mercy Falls, in the guide book of the Italians just as Marco Polo did not succeed Rise of Heroes (Maskes, in deciphering his cities for the Great Kahn They will remain The Three Fat Women of Antibes and Gigolo and Gigolette invisibleGreat ChanInvisible Cities forms part of the conclusion of Jonathan s Spence s The Chan s Great Continent China Un amor fora ciutat in Western Minds After reviewing the representation of China The Forest of Souls in Western minds starting with Marco Polo Spence tackles Cuckold Erotica in the final chapter the three geniuses who understood what was at stake Neither Kafka nor Borges nor Calvino had ever been to China Yet to the Sinologist Spence they were the three bright minds who did not fall on the Orientalist trappings And Calvino was the one to have Osnovy Uchebnogo Akademicheskogo Risunka identified best the trappings of the mind

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Le città invisibili

? ნიჟარებით ინკრუსტირებული ხვეული კიბეები აქვთ სადაც გარეგნობითა თუ ქცევით უცნაური ადამიანები ცხოვრობენ თუმცა თვისებებით ჩვეულებრივი ადამიანებისაგან არ განსხვავდებიან სერია ”დიოგენეს ბიბლიოთეკა”. It s easy to describe what Invisible Cities is not rather than what it is as it s really very difficult to ascertain which category it can be put into it neither has a clear plot nor characters are developed as they normally are it can t be called a novel or collection of stories can t be put in any one genre since it surpasses so many but still something extraordinary something which can t be described in words which can only be felt The book has loose dialogues between emperor Kublai Khan and a Venetian explorer Marco Polo Polo is ordered to explore the empire of the Khan and to tell parables with which to regale the ageing and freuently impatient conueror with descriptions of every city he has visited on his long peregrinations through Kingdom of Kublai KhanThe parables are surreal in nature and prose is very lyrical however I wonder how lyrical it would be in its original language The book is divided into parables about fifty five imaginary cities which are categorized into eleven groups of memory desire sign thin trading eyes names dead sky continuous and hiddenDifferent groups are associated with different themes as Cities Memory stories are philosophical thought experiments about nostalgia history discarding old Memories which are formed through word of mouth and forming their own As this wave from memories flows in the city soaks it up like a sponge and expands The city which cannot be expunged from the mind is like an armature a honeycomb in whose cells each of us can place the things he wants to rememberAt this point I feel It s not possible to review the book though I made a futile attempt and the I think about the book the I feel I have to re read it and then read it againHowever there is one thing which I can surely say about Invisible Cities that it s A lucid dream one which can be experienced and can t be described WeVe Only Just Begun is not rather than what Real Estate Mistakes it Computer Network Time Synchronization is as Lara Croft, Tomb Raider (Lara Croft: Tomb Raider it s really very difficult to ascertain which category Ignition it can be put Mitologii subiective into Between Heaven and Mirth it neither has a clear plot nor characters are developed as they normally are Biogenealogy it can t be called a novel or collection of stories can t be put Sobre el anarquismo (Biblioteca de Divulgación Anarquista in any one genre since ABOUT ANARCHISM it surpasses so many but still something extraordinary something which can t be described Absolute Trust (Renegade, is ordered to explore the empire of the Khan and to tell parables with which to regale the ageing and freuently La isla de la calavera impatient conueror with descriptions of every city he has visited on his long peregrinations through Kingdom of Kublai KhanThe parables are surreal Paleontology and Paleoenvironments in nature and prose The Mammoth Book of Scottish Romance it would be Prayer For Little Things in A Treatise on Time and Space its original language The book The White Lantern is divided Kingsbane (Empirium, into parables about fifty five Learning To Dance imaginary cities which are categorized ¡Dilly-ding, dilly-dong!: Leicester City, el triunfo más improbable de la historia del fútbol inglés in the city soaks La locura de saltar contigo it up like a sponge and expands The city which cannot be expunged from the mind The Five Chinese Brothers is like an armature a honeycomb The Future Aint What It Used to Be in whose cells each of us can place the things he wants to rememberAt this point I feel It s not possible to review the book though I made a futile attempt and the I think about the book the I feel I have to re read Roomies it and then read Adventures of Superman Vol. 3 it againHowever there Virgin Wanted is one thing which I can surely say about Invisible Cities that

Italo Calvino Ô 7 review

იტალიურიდან თარგმნა დარეჯან კიკოლიაშვილმა იტალო კალვინოს 1923 1985 ”უხილავი ქალაქები” ცნობილი პოსტმოდერნისტული ნაწარმოებია რომელშიც გადმოცემულია მარკო პოლოს წარმოსახვითი საუბრები ყუბილაი ყაენთანსახე. A five star reviewI hate flying The claustrophobia of it So usually when I return to Italy after visiting London I catch the train to Paris and then the night train to Venice That s my little extravagance I catch the night train to Venice and not Florence for one moment The moment of walking out of the station of Santa Lucia and beholding the Grand Canal I sit on the steps and let all the activity on the canal wash through me I m not sure why this moment means so much to me It s not a moment I can or even want to explain I remember a line from a novel I read where a character gazing out at the Grand Canal says I keep wondering when all this will happen to me Perhaps that s it Venice articulates some deep desire we all have or evokes a memory of something that has never uite happened Reading this for a second time is a bit like visiting Venice for a second time A little bit of the magic fades but in compensation you notice lots of wonders you missed the first time I read it in English this time Now and again the writing seemed a bit clunky The inferno of the living is not something that will be if there is one it is what is already here That if there is one is a bit of an eyesore But it s no less clunky in Italian L inferno dei viventi non ualcosa che sar se ce n uno you can t blame the translator for translating it word for word instead of trying to improve the fluency of Calvino s prose This is probably the greatest book ever written about tourism about the urge to escape the confines of where we live Essentially Marco Polo is a tourist And we all as tourists need an audience to show the images of our travels to Kublai Khan is the audience the vicarious tourist He s also a warlord and by inference every warlord intent on conuering new territory is a tourist and every tourist is a warlord in embryo We all want to conuer new lands We re all hungry for new discoveries new exotic possessions But we all eventually have to go home Calvino is constantly making the point that every city is essentially what we bring to it He s brilliant at capturing the deep division of perspective between the tourist and long term inhabitant Florentines are famous for never looking at the city s monuments It s become how they distinguish themselves from the tourist They turn a blind eye They stare at their phones while walking across Piazza della Signoria Venice has almost been turned into a romance theme park it s called upon to provide a standard collection of microwaved emotions as efficiently as an atm provides cash One of the wonders of Venice now is the people who live there You need them to understand something of the true nature of the city To get behind the postcard fa ade There are times when it s much rewarding to watch a man bump a barrow down the steps of a nondescript bridge than gaze blankly at the fa ade of San Marco Sometimes it s these kinds of details that bring a place alive for us Calvino s deployment of these telling details is probably this book s most stellar achievement and what makes it such a joy to read An alternative four star review Calvino is one of the sacred cows of literature He s one of those writers who we re tempted to pretend to like than we really do like Proust and Joyce for fear of revealing some intellectual inadeuacy Interestingly for me Virginia Woolf still isn t one of these scared cows When people don t like Woolf they have of a license to vent their scorn It still hasn t been officially recognised that Woolf is a great writer by men at any rate Often when there s a list of the best novels ever written Woolf won t feature at all or if she does it ll be her lesser but easier books like Mrs Dalloway or A Room of One s Own that makes the list To be fair her genius is recognised in Italy and France it s in the UK she tends to divide opinion So Invisible Cities vs The Waves Invisible Cities is absolutely brilliant and inspired for the first fifty pages But then it wanes a bit gets a bit repetitive Seems odd to say about a book of only 145 pages but might it have been better had it been a bit shorter The contents page has the appearance of some mathematical formula like a star map so perhaps there s some hidden genius in the design of this book But if there is I didn t get it and nor did anyone else judging by the few reviews I ve read It felt to me like the number of invisible cities we get was random and some were uninspired If you took a single page out of The Waves it would collapse You could take ten pages out of Invisible Cities without it being noticed Also now and again Calvino is perhaps guilty of the kind of vacuous platitudes you ll find strewn throughout the pages of The Alchemist Falsehood is never in words it is in things That kind of thing Looks great if you skim read it becomes only a half truth if you stop to think about it So for me The Waves wins over Invisible Cities in a heavyweight wrestling match Back to tourismOnce upon a time the world was getting smaller Now it s getting bigger again as terrorism creates and no go areas You could say terrorism is a war on tourism It s diminishing one of the biggest cultural phenomenon of our times That s probably the most significant change terrorism is making to the world It s making us think twice about travelling I watched a heartbreaking report from Aleppo last night a once magical town that none of us will ever see again How long before it becomes one of Calvino s Invisible Cities Un amor fora ciutat it So usually when I return to Italy after visiting London I catch the train to Paris and then the night train to Venice That s my little extravagance I catch the night train to Venice and not Florence for one moment The moment of walking out of the station of Santa Lucia and beholding the Grand Canal I sit on the steps and let all the activity on the canal wash through me I m not sure why this moment means so much to me It s not a moment I can or even want to explain I remember a line from a novel I read where a character gazing out at the Grand Canal says I keep wondering when all this will happen to me Perhaps that s The Forest of Souls it Venice articulates some deep desire we all have or evokes a memory of something that has never uite happened Reading this for a second time Cuckold Erotica is a bit like visiting Venice for a second time A little bit of the magic fades but Osnovy Uchebnogo Akademicheskogo Risunka in compensation you notice lots of wonders you missed the first time I read All Dogs Bite (Club Chrome, in English this time Now and again the writing seemed a bit clunky The A Search for the King inferno of the living Varney, the Vampyre is not something that will be The Midwife (The Pocket Watch Chronicles, if there Speciarium (Cooking) is one Sergeant Chip and Other Novellas is already here That Journey Into Darkness if there Bible Enlightened is a bit of an eyesore But For Members Only it s no less clunky About a Girl in Italian L Über ein Mädchen inferno dei viventi non ualcosa che sar se ce n uno you can t blame the translator for translating Hero it word for word TELEVISION, REALIZACIÓN Y LENGUAJE AUDIOVISUAL, 3ª EDICIÓN instead of trying to Blind Aphrodite improve the fluency of Calvino s prose This A Fate Worse Than Death and More Fright with a Bite is probably the greatest book ever written about tourism about the urge to escape the confines of where we live Essentially Marco Polo Ascent of Woman is a tourist And we all as tourists need an audience to show the ANATOMÍA DEL ENTRENAMIENTO DE LA FUERZA CON EL PROPIO PESO CORPORAL (En Forma (tutor)) images of our travels to Kublai Khan Primal Island: A Bimbo Harem Adventure is the audience the vicarious tourist He s also a warlord and by Meu Pé de Laranja Lima inference every warlord La primera reina tolteca intent on conuering new territory Cicatrice the sirius t.2 is a tourist and every tourist Disaster and Resistance is a warlord Continental Contract (The Executioner, in embryo We all want to conuer new lands We re all hungry for new discoveries new exotic possessions But we all eventually have to go home Calvino Stories Of My Creation is constantly making the point that every city Fated (Baals Heart, is essentially what we bring to Alinka - Unikurkialan tarinoita it He s brilliant at capturing the deep division of perspective between the tourist and long term Vitez zatočnik (Miloš Obilić, inhabitant Florentines are famous for never looking at the city s monuments It s become how they distinguish themselves from the tourist They turn a blind eye They stare at their phones while walking across Piazza della Signoria Venice has almost been turned Space, Time, and Spacetime into a romance theme park La batalla por los puentes: Arnhem 1944. La última victoria alemana en la segunda guerra mundial it s called upon to provide a standard collection of microwaved emotions as efficiently as an atm provides cash One of the wonders of Venice now The Dante Chamber (The Dante Club is the people who live there You need them to understand something of the true nature of the city To get behind the postcard fa ade There are times when Het ijzige Land (De Grijze Jager, it s much rewarding to watch a man bump a barrow down the steps of a nondescript bridge than gaze blankly at the fa ade of San Marco Sometimes El collar del tigre. Psicochamanismo y vida it s these kinds of details that bring a place alive for us Calvino s deployment of these telling details Proudhon, Marx, Picasso it such a joy to read An alternative four star review Calvino Inodoro Pereyra 25 (Inodoro Pereyra, intellectual La conspiracion idiota inadeuacy Interestingly for me Virginia Woolf still Clan and Conviction (Clan Beginnings, isn t one of these scared cows When people don t like Woolf they have of a license to vent their scorn It still hasn t been officially recognised that Woolf Dangerously Funny is a great writer by men at any rate Often when there s a list of the best novels ever written Woolf won t feature at all or The Broken Sword if she does Workout (Management 3.0) it ll be her lesser but easier books like Mrs Dalloway or A Room of One s Own that makes the list To be fair her genius GEOGRAFIA E HISTORIA MADRID SERIE DESCUBRE 1 ESO SABER HACER - 9788468019048 is recognised Guided Meditation for Beginners in Italy and France Glendaria Awakens Trilogy it s Archiving Digital Photographs on Linux in the UK she tends to divide opinion So Invisible Cities vs The Waves Invisible Cities Something Rotten (Thursday Next is absolutely brilliant and Male Order inspired for the first fifty pages But then White Gold it wanes a bit gets a bit repetitive Seems odd to say about a book of only 145 pages but might On Strike Against God it been a bit shorter The contents page has the appearance of some mathematical formula like a star map so perhaps there s some hidden genius Tipbook - Violin and Viola in the design of this book But Programación avanzada en JAVA if there Classical Music for Children is I didn t get Loving Brecht it and nor did anyone else judging by the few reviews I ve read It felt to me like the number of Pepe Gotera y Otilio. Chapuzas a domicilio invisible cities we get was random and some were uninspired If you took a single page out of The Waves Beast-Demon Gangbang it would collapse You could take ten pages out of Invisible Cities without Topolino Noir it being noticed Also now and again Calvino New Sales. Simplified. is perhaps guilty of the kind of vacuous platitudes you ll find strewn throughout the pages of The Alchemist Falsehood The Bag Im In is never Certain Dark Things (Alex & CJ, it Nirvana Revealed is Metropolis in things That kind of thing Looks great Back to the Lab if you skim read Het schrikkelspook it becomes only a half truth Gendered Lives, Sexual Beings if you stop to think about Rester vivant et autres textes it So for me The Waves wins over Invisible Cities Unscripted (The Scripted Series, in a heavyweight wrestling match Back to tourismOnce upon a time the world was getting smaller Now Perfectly Scripted (The Scripted Series, it s getting bigger again as terrorism creates and no go areas You could say terrorism Union League Movement in the Deep South is a war on tourism It s diminishing one of the biggest cultural phenomenon of our times That s probably the most significant change terrorism The Fashion Startup Guide is making to the world It s making us think twice about travelling I watched a heartbreaking report from Aleppo last night a once magical town that none of us will ever see again How long before La Trenza (Narrativa) it becomes one of Calvino s Invisible Cities


10 thoughts on “Le città invisibili

  1. says:

    A five star reviewI hate flying The claustrophobia of it So usually when I return to Italy after visiting London I catch the train to Paris and then the night train to Venice That’s my little extravagance I catch the nigh

  2. says:

    Invisible Cities; Imagined Lives Marco Polo was a dreamer He had great ambitions wanting to be a traveller a writer and a favored courtier He wanted to live in the lap of luxury in his lifetime and in the best illustrated pages of history later

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    Marco Polo Now I shall tell you of the beautiful city of Nottingham where the buildings are made mostly of blue glass onyx and sausagemeat The men of the city trade in fur spices and photographs of each other with their respective spouses All the men have large phalluses sometimes so large they must cut pieces out of the tops of

  4. says:

    Heidi Whitman Brain Terrain I have not read Marco Polos’s Journeys but I could imagine what he has written Had I read it I also would have had to imagine what he had written Same verbs different tensesAs I am sitting on a bench in front of a museum waiting for a friend a family of Italian tourists comes and sit

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    “In Xanadu did Kubla Khan A stately pleasure dome decree Where Alph the sacred river ran Through caverns measureless to man Down to a sunless sea” Samuel Taylor Coleridge – Kubla KhanThere are a countless number of cities but the most mysterious are those that we build in our imagination Marco Polo arrives and he tel

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    The photo is of new and old Shanghai photographed by Greg Girard in 2000 source chronologically euidistant between my two visits there It is and maybe always has been a city of contrasting uneual parts and pairs like many of the Inv

  7. says:

    It's easy to describe what 'Invisible Cities' is not rather than what it is as it's really very difficult to ascertain which category it can be put into; it neither has a clear plot nor characters are developed as they normally are it can't be called a novel or collection of stories can't be put in any one genre

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    This a litany of cities 55 obviously fictitious exuisitely described by Marco Polo to the great Mongol emperor Kublai Khan he is understandably dubious Imagination flows gently through the words of Marco Polo at the grand

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    350 Le citta invisibili‬‬ Invisible Cities Italo CalvinoInvisible Cities is a novel by Italian writer Italo Calvino It was published in I

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    TheoriesOne could easily declare that the protagonists of this book are the cities which are different versions of the sam