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In its allegorical travel through imaginary places, Calvino's "Invisible Cities" shows the oscillation between the limits and the opening of reason. Through the binomial "memory-desire", Marco Polo, the hero of this poetical Baedeker, insists on finding a place that responds to his longing for completeness. The pessimistic vision of certain cities is broken by an "open reason", which represents, for Calvino, the only possible "reading" of a dramatic travel through experience and existence.

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ISSN 1585-079X (Print)
ISSN 1588-4309 (Online)