Eduardo Mendoza has 48 books on Goodreads with ratings. Eduardo Mendoza’s most popular book is Sin noticias de Gurb. Results 1 – 30 of Sin noticias de Gurb by Mendoza, Eduardo and a great selection of related books , art and collectibles available now at Sin noticias de Gurb (, English translation No Word from Gurb []), is a short novel by Eduardo Mendoza (b. , Barcelona; Premio.

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Yes, it happens all the time with Gurb and with Mecanoscrit del segon origen — the aliens are clearly there, and even so the reader has problems seeing the book as SF. I am certainly dismayed by my own omission, particularly because the list in special the films suggest that comedy is a fundamental ingredient of Spanish sf. Refresh euardo try again. Throughout his search for his friend Gurb, the alien criticises the behaviour of human beings and realises that there are many differences between his culture and that of humans.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. It possibly has to do with the setting and our typical inability skn connect Barcelona with science-fiction. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2. La isla inaudita by Eduardo Mendoza 3.

There was a lab for blood analysis in one of the tops floors. Thanks for the comment.

Views Read Edit View history. There has even been an attempt, better forgotten, to stage the Winter Olympics here, in association with the ski resorts in the Pyrenees. Las barbas del profeta by Eduardo Mendoza 3. Mail will not be published required. Through writing this book, Mendoza captures si image of Barcelona as it is preparing for edaurdo Olympics in eduarod The story begins with the narrator talking about his ideas and aims of travelling to Earth and adapting to the lifestyle there.


Yet, this is not enough to explain the success of the novel. Retrieved from ” https: The atmosphere at that time, along with the chaos and absurdities of modern human life, are among the subjects that are focused on in this satirical novel. To add more books, click here.

Sin noticias de Gurb/ Without news of Gurb by Eduardo Mendoza (2008, Paperback)

Right after watching the interview with Mendoza, I picked up the book and read its pages again, in one sitting. Mendoza again describes the disorganisation of the city as a parody.

Leave a Reply Click here to cancel reply. Our imagination is not only stagnant but positively flagging. Nueva York by Eduardo Mendoza 3.

Sin noticias de Gurb by Eduardo Gutb 3. El secreto de la modelo extraviada by Eduardo Mendoza 3. And without it, any city dies.

El rey recibe by Eduardo Mendoza 3.

El laberinto de las aceitunas by Eduardo Mendoza 3. Books with missing cover Articles containing Spanish-language text. Mendoza noted that the accounts of foreign visitors from the remotest past up to show mostly disappointment.

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The book is in the style of a diary, so the reader is taken day by day along the same journey with the edyardo, as he discovers more and more about the human race. Follow the blog updates on Twitter: Parody is a feature that is present throughout the book, an example of which is when the alien describes the composition of water as “hydrogen, oxygen and poo.

Want to Read saving… Error rating book. Madrid by Eduardo Mendoza 3. Mauricio o las elecciones primarias by Eduardo Mendoza 3. Tres vidas de santos by Eduardo Mendoza noricias. The author focuses in particular on portraying the urban lifestyle of humans; using Barcelona as a great example of a big city.


In the introduction to the issue, I explain that comedy compensates for our low self-esteem as a nation. Furthermore, he criticises the chaos regarding xe upcoming Olympic Games at the time. This blog is part of Blogs. Throughout this chase, the alien narrator tries to make sense nticias the city of Barcelona, then getting ready for the Olympic Games of By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Perhaps because only an alien gueb begin to grasp how we have managed to become alienated from our own city, while believing that we were finally fulfilling the cosmopolitan dream that would show rival Madrid one sih or two. For example, although he doesn’t understand why, he notes that there are class divisions on Earth: Una comedia ligera by Eduardo Mendoza 3. El enredo de la bolsa y la vida by Eduardo Mendoza 3. I am these days giving the finishing touches to a monographic issue for Science Fiction Studies on Spanish sf.

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Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. As a parody”No Word from Gurb” depicts the day-to-day life of the city from the perspective of an alien. That edduardo possibly my fifth reading and I still laughed hard. Eduardo Mendoza Average rating 3. We got the Olympics! Madrid by Eduardo Mendoza it was amazing 5.

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