Invisible Cities by Italo Calvino

We'll do a collaborative reading of Invisible Cities by Italo Calvino

- Introduction Each reading will be done in a different virtual environment - our own version of invisible cities. I'll write about the experience here on federated wiki and I'll leave notes on the annotation tool

- Who is Italo Calvino: have a look at this excellent Wikipedia-entry . Basically he is a 20th-century author, born on Cuba, then living in Italy where he joined the resistance against the fascists. He was a Communist until the Russian invasion of Hungary.

- He was influenced by experimental writers such as Roland Barthes and Georges Perec and was interested in Honoré de Balzac, Ludovico Ariosto, Dante, Ignacio de Loyola, Cervantes, Shakespeare, Cyrano de Bergerac, and Giacomo Leopardi.