Travel to the Invisible City: Venice Through the Words of Italo Calvino

Sep 27, 2023 797

BY: Genevieve Verdigel

Words are not just tools for describing our surroundings; they create intricate worlds within the minds of their creators. Language serves as a vessel for our emotions, memories, and dreams. This concept finds its remarkable embodiment in Italo Calvino’s Invisible Cities or Le Città Invisibili.

Originally published in Italian in 1972 and translated into English two years later, this concise 170-page work may seem easily digestible at first glance, but its depth transcends simplicity. A casual skim won’t suffice to grasp its essence. Calvino’s masterpiece is a profound exploration of the potency of words to navigate the intricate boundaries between reality and imagination.

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