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'A subtle and beautiful meditation' Sunday Times

'The most beautiful of his books throws up ideas, allusions, and breathtaking imaginative insights on almost every page. Each time he returns from his travels, Marco Polo is invited by Kublai Khan to describe the cities he has visited.. .Although he makes Marco Polo summon up many cities for the Khan's imagination to feed on, Calvino is describing only one city in this book. Venice, that decaying heap of incomparable splendour, still stands as substantial evidence of man's ability to create something perfect out of chaos' Paul Bailey Times Literary Supplement

Formats & editions

  • Invisible Cities
    Italo Calvino

    Paperback

    9780099429838

    March 2, 2002

    Vintage Classics

    176 pages

    RRP $14.99

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  • EBook

    9781446414279

    June 1, 2011

    Vintage Digital

    160 pages

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