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Invisible Cities

Italo Calvino

“Invisible Cities” (Le città invisibili, 1972) is a novel by Italian writer Italo Calvino (1923-1985). The Latvian edition, translated by Dace Meiere, has been enriched with illustrations by Latvian artist Elīna Brasliņa.

Italo Calvino

The book explores imagination and the imaginable through the descriptions of cities by an explorer, Marco Polo. The book is framed as a conversation between the emperor Kublai Khan and Polo. The majority of the book consists of brief prose poems describing 55 fictitious cities that are narrated by Polo.

Italo Calvino

 

 

 

Invisible Cities

2017
In Latvian
Translator: Dace Meiere. Illustrations: Elīna Brasliņa
Design: Anna Aizsilniece
144 pp., semi-paperback, ISBN 978-9934-565-14-4

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