invisible cities - calvinoJ
Invisible Cities is so utterly Calvino sometimes I want to throw his books across the room... This one is as you describe, a set of prose poems. I found myself tabulating the number of bracketed opposites, oxymoronic phrases, listing the names of the cities, turning the text this way and that. Calvino delinearizes time, de-dimensions space. The saving grace for me reading this book, is that I have read some of his others and I taught If On a Winter's Night a Travel in a HS honors class, so I know how utterly, absolutely non conformist he can be. Calvino is Italy's answer to Joyce's Finnegan's Wake only better.
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