(Zobeide -- perhaps from the Arabic "Zubaida," a female name for "elite" or "prime")
- Smacks a bit of Christopher Nolan's Inception, doesn't it--this dream sharing?
- What is Calvino getting at when he describes the city as having forgotten the dream of its ... err ... inception?
- The later men who had shared the dream of the running woman: did they have the dream and seek out the city, or did they stumble upon the city coincidentally?
- Why is the city so ugly?