Archive for Italo Calvino

Invisible Cities

8 Yellow highlight | Page: 7 The dreamed-of city contained him as a young man; he arrives at Isidora in his old age. In the square there is the wall where the old men sit and watch the young go by; he is seated in a row with them. Desires are already memories. Yellow highlight | Page: 85 I thought: “Perhaps Adelma is the city where you arrive dying and where each finds again the people he has known. This means I, too, am dead.” And I also thought: “This means the beyond is not happy.” Yellow highlight | Page: 118 Then Marco Polo spoke: “Your chessboard, sire, is inlaid with two woods: ebony and...