14 Works in Le città invisibili | Invisible Cities - Italo Calvino

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    Everywhere the people of Isaura go about their life to the sound of water - falling from from urn to trough, running through the pumps, washing in cool waves through the irrigation channels.

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    Triptych: three views of Isaura's gods. Among other things.

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    The life of art is the life of a man; the story of art is the story of a city.

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    Written for the prompt: "Marco Polo, if Kublai Khan was God."

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    Lyra, a city of travellers, is composed of terminals, station stops, and the line segments drawn between them.

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    1
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    Marco Polo is kind of a dick.

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    5
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    Building a city.

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    The Great Khan rises and paces to his window, looking out across the gardens of his palace as though he can see - or perhaps hear - the cities Marco Polo describes if only he gazes long enough into the distance.

    "No city such as the ones you have described to me can possibly exist," he says.

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    20
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    4
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    An interactive story of exploration.

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    87
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    167
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    6362
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    All across Elena, the crows in their avarice rearrange desire.

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    7
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    212
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    The city of Niobe is made entirely from ice.

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    4
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    ...and little by little, he went back to relying on gestures, grimaces, glances.

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    2
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    22
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    21
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    2
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    540
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    Marco Polo tells the stories of cities, and Kublai listens.

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    3
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    1
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    47

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