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Invisible Cities (Vintage Classics) by [Calvino, Italo]
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Invisible Cities (Vintage Classics) New Ed Edition, Kindle Edition

4.6 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews

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Length: 182 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
Page Flip: Enabled Language: English

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"so important for thinking about the rich layers of life around us, our frailties, how we question and how we find meaning." (Red)

"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)

"Whole chapters of unforced poetic prose in which insight and fantasy are perfectly matched-an exquisite world" (Observer)

"'Invisible Cities is perhaps his most beautiful work-the artist seems to have made peace with the tension between man's ideas of the many and the one" (New York Review of Books)

"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)

"so important for thinking about the rich layers of life around us, our frailties, how we question and how we find meaning."

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A subtle and beautiful meditation' Sunday Times

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 606 KB
  • Print Length: 182 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0099429837
  • Publisher: Vintage Digital; New Ed edition (14 December 2010)
  • Sold by: PRH UK
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004FV4XAI
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #64,889 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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