In Invisible Cities Marco Polo conjures up cities of magical times for his host, the Chinese ruler Kublai Khan, but gradually it becomes clear that he is actually describing one city: Venice.
As Gore Vidal wrote 'Of all tasks, describing the contents of a book is the most difficult and in the case of a marvellous invention like Invisible Cities, perfectly irrelevant.'
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 160 pages
- Publisher: Vintage Publishing
- Publication Date: 02/10/1997
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780099429838