Mariano Azuela

Mariano Azuela was a Mexican author and physician, best known for his novels about the Mexican Revolution, including 'Los de abajo' (The Underdogs). He is considered one of the most important chroniclers of the Mexican Revolution.


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  1. 1. The Underdogs

    "The Underdogs" is a novel set during the Mexican Revolution, depicting the conflict from the perspective of the peasants who fought in it. The story follows the journey of a poor, illiterate Indian named Demetrio Macias, who becomes a reluctant leader in the rebellion against the federal government. The narrative explores the brutality and chaos of war, the corruption of power, and the often futile nature of rebellion, painting a grim picture of the human cost of revolution.

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