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Invisible Cities - Italo Calvino, William Weaver

I really dislike this kind of writing - I'm impatient for it to do something! Of course, this says more about me than about Calvino, who imagines prolifically and writes prettily, but I'll keep clear of his work after this.

"You take delight not in a city's seven or seventy wonders, but in the answer it give to a question of yours. Or the question it asks you, forcing you to answer, like Thebes through the mouth of the Sphinx."