Monday, August 2, 2010

A little backlogged

I finished Invisible Cities several weeks ago.  It was beautiful and dazzling up until the end.  I think this is one of those books that need to be revisited, or perhaps just certain cities revisited.  The very concept of some of these cities - the city that you are always leaving for one, or the one where life is not good (even though it is) for another, or the cities built on stilts, or the city mirrored, or the city that has another city for the dead -- these are little vignettes that I think are worthwhile to pick up every once in a blue moon, to ponder over, to savor.  Little beauties to sit on your tongue and let soak into your brain.  I'm excited to read some of Calvino's other works.  This was really a beautiful and very gratifying read.

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