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

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    "You drive through misty marshes on the way to your cousin's lake house, said Velma Dinkley to the Orange Slime. And in the deepest swamp your van gives out, and strands you in a tiny town.

    Like all towns, this town is haunted.

    Was it you or I who traveled? asked the Orange Slime. My brain is made of space goop, and I am easily confused.

    It was I, said the meddling teen. But travel with me. We are almost there."

    (fragments)

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    English
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    Chapters:
    4/4
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    That's just the way of history in Berenice, and of politics, and of the arts: they ebb and flow.

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    English
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    Chapters:
    1/1
    Collections:
    1
    Comments:
    2
    Kudos:
    4
    Hits:
    59
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    Cities and banquets; banquets and cities.

    Thanks to Sonya Taaffe for the beta.

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    4,875
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Collections:
    1
    Comments:
    30
    Kudos:
    35
    Bookmarks:
    9
    Hits:
    396
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    他们在三百座城市中一同醒来。

    Language:
    中文
    Words:
    695
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Comments:
    7
    Kudos:
    12
    Bookmarks:
    1
    Hits:
    584
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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.

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    2,090
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Collections:
    1
    Comments:
    4
    Kudos:
    11
    Bookmarks:
    1
    Hits:
    1337
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    Triptych: three views of Isaura's gods. Among other things.

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    1,087
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Collections:
    1
    Comments:
    8
    Kudos:
    22
    Bookmarks:
    6
    Hits:
    436
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    The life of art is the life of a man; the story of art is the story of a city.

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    265
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Kudos:
    4
    Bookmarks:
    1
    Hits:
    278
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    Marco Polo is kind of a dick.

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    559
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Collections:
    1
    Comments:
    17
    Kudos:
    69
    Bookmarks:
    9
    Hits:
    552
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    Building a city.

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    1,093
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Collections:
    1
    Comments:
    2
    Kudos:
    8
    Bookmarks:
    3
    Hits:
    342
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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.

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    1,853
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Collections:
    1
    Comments:
    12
    Kudos:
    28
    Bookmarks:
    7
    Hits:
    559
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    An interactive story of exploration.

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    210
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Collections:
    1
    Comments:
    88
    Kudos:
    192
    Bookmarks:
    63
    Hits:
    10829
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    All across Elena, the crows in their avarice rearrange desire.

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    215
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Collections:
    1
    Comments:
    1
    Kudos:
    15
    Bookmarks:
    3
    Hits:
    417
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    The city of Niobe is made entirely from ice.

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    549
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Collections:
    1
    Comments:
    6
    Kudos:
    9
    Hits:
    362
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    ...and little by little, he went back to relying on gestures, grimaces, glances.

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    1,174
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Collections:
    2
    Comments:
    22
    Kudos:
    24
    Bookmarks:
    4
    Hits:
    1060
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    Marco Polo tells the stories of cities, and Kublai listens.

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    825
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Comments:
    1
    Kudos:
    47
    Bookmarks:
    7
    Hits:
    440

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