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Questions tagged [invisible-cities]

Questions regarding the 1972 novel 'Invisible Cities' (1972), originally written in Italian by Italian author Italo Calvino. Use this tag with [italo-calvino] and [italian-language].

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Understanding the technique of "lightening" in Calvino's writing

I'm reading the paper "Erasing the Invisible Cities: Italo Calvino and the Violence of Representation" by John Welsh (which you can read for free online). I've read and enjoyed Calvino's Invisible ...
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Meaning of the chapter structure in Calvino's Invisible Cities

Italo Calvino's book Invisible Cities is essentially a collection of descriptions of cities. What I find interesting is that the chapters follow a specific structure. There are ten categories of ...
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