Invisible Cities


Author: Calvino, Italio
ISBN: 9780099429838
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Vintage Publishing

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In Invisible Cities, Marco Polo conjures up cities of magical times for his host, the Chinese ruler Kublai Khan, but gradually it becomes clear that he is actually describing one city: Venice. As Gore Vidal wrote, ‘Of all tasks, describing the contents of a book is the most difficult and in the case of a marvelous invention like Invisible Cities, perfectly irrelevant.’