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Invitation: Invisible Cities - Italo Calvino

From: Elena
Sent on: Monday, June 18, 2018 2:32 PM

Hello, Readers!


We had a great discussion of Alice Walker’s Color Purple last time - thank you to those of you who made it! I think each of us came away with some new insight or perspective on the book.


Our next book is Invisible Cities by Italo Calvino, a short but challenging work that should make for an interesting conversation. Hope to see many of you there!


When:

Sunday, July 8, 2018

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM


Where:

Cafe La Boheme (next to 24th St. BART)

[masked]th Street, San Francisco


“Cities, like dreams, are made of desires and fears, even if the thread of their discourse is secret, their rules are absurd, their perspectives deceitful, and everything conceals something else.” — from Invisible Cities.


In a garden sit the aged Kublai Khan and the young Marco Polo — Mongol emperor and Venetian traveler. Kublai Khan has sensed the end of his empire coming soon. Marco Polo diverts his host with stories of the cities he has seen in his travels around the empire: cities and memory, cities and desire, cities and designs, cities and the dead, cities and the sky, trading cities, hidden cities. As Marco Polo unspools his tales, the emperor detects these fantastic places are more than they appear.

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