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A Dream of the Perfect Map Calvino’s Invisible Cities

Vrbančić, Mario
A Dream of the Perfect Map Calvino’s Invisible Cities // [sic] - časopis za književnost, kulturu i književno prevođenje, 2 (2011), 2; 1-17 doi:10.15291/SIC/2.2.LC.4 (međunarodna recenzija, članak, znanstveni)

A Dream of the Perfect Map Calvino’s Invisible Cities

Vrbančić, Mario

[sic] - časopis za književnost, kulturu i književno prevođenje (1847-7755) 2 (2011), 2; 1-17

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Ključne riječi
Calvino ; Borges ; maps

In this essay Vrbancic focuses on narrative strategies of Italo Calvino in his Invisible Cities and his attempt to map the invisible. He shows that Calvino’s ways to map the invisible crystallize the tension between structuralist spatialization on the one hand and deceptive heterotopic isolation on the other, which ultimately results in the rhyzomic sprouting of a zigzag line. The slogan for navigation in Calvino’s Esmeralda – “the shortest distance between two points is not the straight line but a zigzag” (Calvino 88) is the hymn for a new multiplicity, for a new mapping that correlates with the unrestrained idea of the text and intertextuality. He argues that Borges’ and Calvino’s ‘maps’ converge with the theories that emphasized openness, decentredness, multiplicities, multivocality, celebrated by Barthes’ idea of the text under the motto “My name is legion for we are many” (Barthes 160).

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Autor s matičnim brojem:
Mario Vrbančić, (295136)

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