Invisible Cities Topics for Discussion

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Are any of the cities Polo describes real?

Is Marco Polo manipulating the emperor or merely trying to appease him?

Invisible Cities is a very short novel. However, the information in it is very dense. Describe how the book's structure contributes to its dense nature.

Many times Polo will use artifacts to explain something to the emperor. Does the emperor really understand what Polo is saying or is he simply imagining his own cities?

Each time the emperor asks Polo a question Polo is ready with a contradictory answer. Does Marco Polo really want the emperor to understand what he is talking about or is he deliberately trying to confuse the emperor?

Describe the importance of death and decay as it pertains to the cities of the empire.

Choose a city from Polo's descriptions and describe whether or not it is based on an actual city.

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