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Mariano Azuela

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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Los de Abajo
Written by Mariano Azuela
Penguin Books | Trade Paperback | August 1997
$14.00/20.00(Canada) | 978-0-14-026621-4 (0-14-026621-6)

In this deeply moving picture of the turmoil of the first great revolution of the twentieth century—the Mexican Revolution of 1910—Azuela depicts the anarchy and the idealism, the base human passions and the valor and nobility of the simple folk, and, most striking of all, the fascination of revolt—that peculiar love... Read more






The Underdogs
Written by Mariano Azuela, Afterword by Max Parra, Translated by E. Munguia Jr., Introduction by Ana Castillo
Signet | Paperback | November 2008
$6.95/7.99(Canada) | 978-0-451-53108-7 (0-451-53108-6)

The Underdogs
Mariano Azuela
 
Ten years after its publication in a small El Paso paper, The Underdogs achieved worldwide renown as the greatest novel of the Mexican Revolution. It tells the story of Demetrio Macías, a modest, peace-loving Indian, who is forced to side with the rebels to save his family. In the... Read more






The Underdogs
Written by Mariano Azuela, Translated by Sergio Waisman, Foreword by Carlos Fuentes, Introduction by Sergio Waisman, Noted by Sergio Waisman
Penguin Classics | Trade Paperback | July 2008
$12.00/16.00(Canada) | 978-0-14-310527-5 (0-14-310527-2)

The greatest novel of the Mexican Revolution, in a brilliant new translation by an award-winning translator

The Underdogs is the first great novel about the first great revolution of the twentieth century. Demetrio Macias, a poor, illiterate Indian, must join the rebels to save his family. Courageous and charismatic, he earns... Read more






The Underdogs
Written by Mariano Azuela, Revised by Beth Jorgensen, Translated by E. Munguia, Jr., Introduction by Ilan Stavans
Modern Library | Trade Paperback | September 2002
$11.95/12.95(Canada) | 978-0-375-75942-0 (0-375-75942-5)

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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