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Invisible cities

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"Cities, like dreams, are made of desires and fears, even if the thread of their discourse is secret, their rules are absurd, their perspectives deceitful, and everything conceals something else." — from Invisible Cities In a garden sit the aged Kublai Khan and the young Marco Polo — Mongol emperor and Venetian traveler. Kublai Khan has sensed the end of his empire coming soon. Marco Polo diverts his host with stories 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. As Marco Polo unspools his tales, the emperor detects these fantastic places are more than they appear. "Invisible Cities changed the way we read and what is possible in the balance between poetry and prose . . . The book I would choose as pillow and plate, alone on a desert island." — Jeanette Winterson

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"Cities, like dreams, are made of desires and fears, even if the thread of their discourse is secret, their rules are absurd, their perspectives deceitful, and everything conceals something else." — from Invisible Cities
In a garden sit the aged Kublai Khan and the young Marco Polo — Mongol emperor and Venetian traveler. Kublai Khan has sensed the end of his empire coming soon. Marco Polo diverts his host with stories 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. As Marco Polo unspools his tales, the emperor detects these fantastic places are more than they appear.
"Invisible Cities changed the way we read and what is possible in the balance between poetry and prose . . . The book I would choose as pillow and plate, alone on a desert island." — Jeanette Winterson

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Explorers -- China -- Fiction
Explorers -- Italy -- Fiction
Kublai Khan, -- 1216-1294 -- Fiction
Polo, Marco, -- 1254-1323? -- Fiction
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Venice (Italy) -- Fiction
title_displayInvisible cities
title_fullInvisible Cities
Invisible cities / Italo Calvino ; translated from Italian and introduced by William Weaver ; with twelve drawings of sites and artifacts by Wayne Thiebaud
Invisible cities / Italo Calvino ; translated from the Italian by William Weaver
Invisible cities [electronic resource] Calvino, Italo,
title_shortInvisible cities
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Fiction
Kublai Khan
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Polo, Marco
Printing
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Special collections