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 - Homeinmyshoes - Goodreads
While I enjoyed Calvino's writing from the start, it wasn't until about a third of the way through the book that I started to really get something from the writing and how it related to the cities I have lived in. Highly recommended. Read full review
Review: Invisible CitiesUser Review - Burak Dindaroğlu - Goodreads
Marco Polo describes a bridge, stone by stone. "But which is the stone that supports the bridge?" Kublai Khan asks. "The bridge is not supported by one stone or another," Marco answers, "but by the ... Read full review