In a garden sit the aged Kublai Khan and the young Marco Polo--Tartar emperor and Venetian traveler. Kublai Khan has sensed the end of his empire coming soon. Marco Polo diverts the emperor with tales 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. Soon it becomes clear that each of these fantastic places is really the same place.
What people are saying - Write a review
Review: Invisible CitiesUser Review - averybiird - Goodreads
Artwork: Jacek Yerka “Piana” The stories in Invisible Cities are dreamy and overflowing with creativity which alone is enough of a reason to read them. But then Calvino goes deeper and carries the ... Read full review
Review: Invisible CitiesUser Review - Robert - Goodreads
I just reread Invisible Cities (first read 1988 and again in 1990 or so), and have upped my rating a bit. The concept of the story alone is probably worth 5 stars. The language is often beautiful, and ... Read full review