invisible cities by italo calvino

there a scene in dead poets society where robin williams stands on a desk and says he’s up there to look at the room different ,well calvino does that in invisinble cities .the main preface of the story is that marco polo is describing to kublai khan all the cities that he has visited on his travels .so as the book unfolds you get brief two to three page descriptions of each city whether real or imagined you never know , interspeed between this are conversations between polo and khan .the descriptions of the cities are clever framing devices for calvino to play with language and type of stories .the main feeling i got from this is to always look at your surroundings you never know what your missing no matter how small

July 2009
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