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Invisible Cities
by Italo Calvino

One of my favorite books is Invisible Cities by Italo Calvino. Translated from the original Italian, it follows the surreal conversations between fictionalized versions of Marco Polo and Kublai Khan. Divided into simple sections titled like, "Cities and Memory" or "Cities and the Dead," Polo describes the interesting places he has (possibly) encountered. Each short episode challenges the way one looks at cities and the people who live in them. The book is both simple and complex, and touches on a number of subjects like communication and human nature. It's a short read is worth diving into.

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