Shelves: mexico , 4-star-lit-fiction A novella set in Mexico during the Revolution of the early 20th century. I didnt know anything about the author before reading the book, but seemingly he had been a military doctor with the rebel army of Pancho Villa, and during rest periods he made notes about incidents he had witnessed. I assume some of these were incorporated into the novel. Cervantes pretends to be a convert to the revolutionary cause, although in reality he deserted the government army for personal reasons. Demetrio is completely uneducated but ferocious in battle and skilled in tactics.
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He grew up in a small farm owned by his father, which later influences the settings in many of his fictional works. He was first admitted to a Catholic seminary at the age of fourteen, but soon abandoned his religious studies.
He studied medicine in Guadalajara, Jalisco. He received his M. He went to have five sons and five daughters. During his days in the Mexican Revolution , Azuela wrote about the war and its impact on Mexico. His participation in the conflict gave him ample material to write Los de abajo The Underdogs He later was forced for a time to emigrate to El Paso, Texas when the counterrevolutionary forces of Victoriano Huerta were temporarily triumphant.
It was there that he wrote Los de abajo, which was his first-hand description of combat during the Mexican revolution, based on his experiences in the field. It was first published as a serial in the newspaper "El Paso del Norte" from October to December The book did not receive general recognition until , and it was hailed as a novel of the Revolution. Los de abajo The Underdogs depicts the futility of the Revolution, the opportunists in power, and the underprivileged majority of his country.
He fought for a better Mexico, and he believed the Revolution corrected some injustices, but it has given rise to others equally deplorable. She argues he gains authority over the land, and constructs a cultural identity where he and Mexican peasants must establish in order to resist the Spanish conquerors. This illuminates that Azuela may care about the revolution more than the characters do. Later life[ edit ] In he moved to Mexico City where, for the rest of his life, he continued his writing, and worked as a doctor among the poor.
In he received the Mexican National Prize for Literature. Los fracasados , The Losers. Los triunfadores , The Winners. Mala yerba , Bad Weed. Sin Amor , Without Love. Los caciques , The Bosses. Las moscas , The Flies. Las tribulaciones de una familia decente , The Tribulations of a Decent Family. Regina Landa
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He grew up in a small farm owned by his father, which later influences the settings in many of his fictional works. He was first admitted to a Catholic seminary at the age of fourteen, but soon abandoned his religious studies. He studied medicine in Guadalajara, Jalisco. He received his M. He went to have five sons and five daughters.
The Underdogs - novelonlinefull. Please use the follow button to get notification about the latest chapter next time when you visit NovelOnlineFull. Use F11 button to read novel in full-screen PC only. Drop by anytime you want to read free — fast — latest novel. Enjoy The Underdogs. Mariano Azuela, the first of the "novelists of the Revolution," was born in Lagos de Moreno, Jalisco, Mexico, in
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He escapes to the mountains and forms a group of rebels who support the Mexican Revolution. The whole novel has various reading levels and the character names represent forces or ideals beyond the characters themselves. Some of them are prototypes of the kind of people that was dragged into the revolution, like Demetrio, whose name is associated with the goddess of farming and agriculture Demeter ; the dog, Palomo, killed at the beginning who symbolizes peace. With a concise, unsympathetic tone, Azuela takes us along with this band of outcasts as they move along the hills of the country, seemingly struggling for a cause whose leader changes from day to night. The rebels, not very certain of what or whom they are fighting for, practice the abuse and injustice they used to suffer in the hands of the old leaders. He has forebodings of his destiny, and the last scene of the book leaves him firing his rifle with deathly accuracy, alone and extremely outnumbered by his enemies.