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.
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Review: Invisible CitiesUser Review - Daphne - Goodreads
At first, you try so hard to follow the story. You fail, and then realize it doesn't matter because the language is so perfect, the prose flows so well, and the images conjured by the text stands ... Read full review
Review: Invisible CitiesUser Review - Rossana Karunaratna - Goodreads
Before reading this book I would advise to read The Travels by Marco Polo. Calvino's book gives a fascinating look at authenticity, storytelling and descriptions of places and people. It is a book to read more than one time and explore our own ideas and concepts about where we live. Read full review