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Book Information: Invisible Cities

Invisible Cities (1972) [Novel]
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Summary (From the publisher):

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.

Original title: Le città invisibili
Original languages: Italian

Quotes:

Genre: FictionFantasyLiterary Fantasy
FictionGeneral FictionLiterary Fiction/classics

This work is excerpted in the following works :
     Imperial Messages (1976) [Anthology]
      Authors: Edgar Allan Poe , Fyodor Dostoevsky , Franz Kafka , Pär Lagerkvist , Samuel Yosef Agnon , Isaac Bashevis Singer , Elias Canetti , Elie Wiesel , Gabriel García Márquez , Paul Bowles , Julio Cortázar , Italo Calvino , Jorge Luis Borges , Isak Dinesen , Nikolai Gogol , Duane Ackerson , Jerzy Kosinski , Isaac Babel , George MacDonald , Bertolt Brecht , Hans Christian Andersen , Günter Kunert , Christoph Meckel , Heinrich von Kleist , Marguerite Yourcenar , Kobo Abe , Hans Carl Artmann , Wolfgang Hildesheimer , Jakov Lind , Tommaso Landolfi , Marie Luise Kaschnitz , Marco Denevi , Reinhard Lettau , Russell Edson , Enrique Anderson Imbert , Martin Buber , Juan José Arreola , Antonin Artaud , Pierre Bettencourt , Marvin Cohen , Kirby Congdon , Bob Dylan , Lawrence Fixel , Gust Gils , Lars Gyllensten , Cecil Helman , Zbigniew Herbert , Edmond Jabès , Eugene Jolas , Daniil Kharms , Rachel Kubie , R. Yehoshua Lovaine , Milos Macourek , W. S. Merwin , Henri Michaux , Barton Midwood , Mohammed Mrabet , Slawomir Mrozek , Multatuli , Rabbi Nachman of Bratslav , Paul van Ostaijen , I.L. Peretz , Isaac Rosenfeld , Jerome Rothenberg , Andreas Schroeder , Howard Schwartz , Miguel Serrano , David Slabotsky , Robert Thompson , Roland Topor , Krishna Baldev Vaid , Britton Wilkie , Charles Schwartz (ii)
     Magical Realist Fiction (1984) [Anthology]
      Authors: William Faulkner , Henry James , Franz Kafka , Milan Kundera , D. H. Lawrence , Leo Tolstoy , Virginia Woolf , Thomas Mann , Octavio Paz , Eudora Welty , John Cheever , Donald Barthelme , Gabriel García Márquez , Vladimir Nabokov , Julio Cortázar , Italo Calvino , Jorge Luis Borges , Rainer Maria Rilke , Nikolai Gogol , Isaac Babel , Clarice Lispector , Carlos Fuentes , Hugo von Hofmannsthal , Tommaso Landolfi , Bruno Schulz , Alfonso Reyes , Henri Michaux , Elizabeth Bishop , Yuri Olesha , Osip Mandelstam , María Luisa Bombal , Aníbal Monteiro Machado , Vjekoslav Kaleb , Alejo Carpentier

Edition #1: Invisible Cities

Invisible Cities (1974)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Edition: English translation
Translated by: William Weaver
Blurbs:
  • "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" Gore Vidal, New York Review of Books
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Invisible Cities (1978)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Harvest Books
ISBN: 0156453800
Dimensions: x x x
Pages: 165

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