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Mariano Azuela

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Mariano Azuela, the first of the "novelists of the Revolution," was born in Lagos de Moreno, Jalisco, Mexico, in 1873. He studied medicine in Guadalajara and returned to Lagos in 1909,where he began the practice of his profession. He began his writing career early; in 1896 he published Impressions of a Student in a weekly of Mexico City. This was followed by numerous sketches and short stories, and in 1911 by his first novel, Andres Perez, maderista.

Like most of the young Liberals, he supported Francisco I. Madero's uprising, which overthrew the dictatorship of Porfirio Díaz, and in 1911 was made Director...

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The Underdogs
A Novel of the Mexican Revolution
Written by Mariano Azuela
Revised by Beth Jorgensen
Translated by E. Munguia, Jr.
Introduction by Ilan Stavans


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: September 10, 2002
Price: $11.95

Hailed as the greatest novel of the Mexican Revolution, The Underdogs recounts the story of an illiterate but charismatic Indian peasant farmer’s part in the rebellion against Porfirio Díaz, and his subsequent loss of belief in the cause when the revolutionary alliance becomes factionalized. Azuela’s masterpiece is a timeless, authentic portrayal... Read more >
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The Underdogs
A Novel of the Mexican Revolution
Written by Mariano Azuela
Revised by Beth Jorgensen
Translated by E. Munguia, Jr.
Introduction by Ilan Stavans


Format: eBook, 192 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $2.99

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