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Los de Abajo that it can be translated as “The ones from bellow”. I think it’s a Strong fiction set in the middle of the Mexican Revolution. I think it’s a wordgame, since indeed the main characters are from the low levels of society but also, most of them are soldiers that supposed to be very brave, so they have a lot “balls” that indeed they can be found This book is a fictional story set in the middle of the Mexican Revolutionary War and it’s written by the mexican, Mariano Azuela, who was a military medic in that war, in fact he had to exile ve to El Paso, Texas, and it was there that he wrote this book, first in segments published on a local newspaper and later it was auzela finally as a novel.
A good thing about the book while it mentions big names like Pancho Villa, all those historic characters are secondary and in many times only resumfn and not actually having active roles in the story. Another good thing about the book is that the author, Mariano Azuela, didn’t glorify the war but lps any remorse, it portraited as something dark, violent and senseless.
The novel shows how ironic is the situation of the revolutionary forces where they have battled for years without having any real political position or even knowing why they were in either side of the war.
Also shows how poverty was ruling in the Mexican towns to an extreme that even the revolutionary soldiers have money but the towns didn’t have anything to sell, barely surviving, questioning how any good can be doing that revolutionary war to the civilians in the middle of the battling. Moreover, I think that Mariano Azuela with intention or not, he acomplished perfectly with this novel to show the seven deadly sins: Showing that in a war, and even worse, a civil war since making a war to destroy another’s country is bad, making one to destroy your own’s country is even worsethe sins run free causing amok.
View all 20 comments. And I thought Blood Meridian was bleak No lo recomiendo sencillamente porque no es mi estilo de literatura y la historia no engancha tanto, a pesar de ser un tema interesante. A Novel of the Mexican Revolution Notes. No cabe duda que esta lleno de emociones encontradas.
Apr 09, Mochizuki rated it really liked it Shelves: First of all, this is NOT a history book. If you’re interested in learning about the Mexican Revolution pick up a history book.
Second of all, you didn’t get the point. It’s not about the life of rural Mexico, or how people lived, or how they lost their ideals. It’s about joining “la bola” the mass of people fighting for no particular reason. The “campesinos” didn’t really join the fight because they believed they were getting land and freedom, they joined because they believed in their leaders, First of all, this is NOT a history book.
The “campesinos” didn’t really join the fight because they believed they were getting land and freedom, they joined because they believed in their leaders, joining the fight for the love of their “jefe” or simply to join “la bola”. I’m sure many of you will disagree with me, and I’m sure there were exceptions to what I’m saying, but I’m only commenting on what Mariano Azuela was trying to get across; don’t forget, Azuela fought in the war. Per questo Demetrio e i suoi compari iniziano a organizzarsi per farla pagare ai soldati.
Los de abajo, Quelli di sotto sono il popolo. An important book this, and one that has been poorly translated in the past, so I advise you not to read the free versions out there. As always with Norton, there are some great essays and other contextual docs here which provide much needed background and additional detail for those of us not too familiar with avajo Mexican Revolution.
The novel or, really, novella is well written marisno punchy – comparisons to the short sentences of Hemingway are not misplaced. While serving as a doctor in the Northern Division Azeuala somehow found the time to dash off this formally complex but brutally raw novel about the Mexican revolution, from its early, idealistic period to its moral and military collapse.
This is fabulous, beginning as a scathingly subtle satire of heroic military literature before taking an abrupt nihilistic turn, some fascinating amalgam of The Forty Days of Musa Dagh and Heart of Darkness. And to recap, he wrote all of this literally while it While serving as a doctor in the Northern Division Azeuala somehow found the time to dash off this formally complex but brutally raw novel about the Mexican revolution, from its early, idealistic period to its moral and resumej collapse.
And to recap, he wrote all of this literally while it was happening—even Victor Serge had to sit on his stuff a while. Dec 31, Nathan “N. Or, down with racism! But you turn out looking just like The Enemy you sought to unseat! And so a novel of a moment of history, a tectonic moment like all revolutionary moments ; an azuelx in history for hope. The hope is dashed, we predict so well in hindsight.
And those despicable creatures ; they no longer fight for The Cause but for money! Why did they even bother? The French Communists published an edition of Los de abajo. The French Monarchists hailed it as blow for the Reactionary Cause!!! That seems to be the place a novel qua novel ought to resymen itself.
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Imagine an African novel hailed by both Fanon and William F Buckley as primping their respective causes. And though there is hope to be found. There was The Year of Dreaming Dangerously. But its ripples have brought Sanders to the fore. We hoped on Obama and our hopes were bargained away in a flash.
May 12, George K. Next year marks the centennial of the publication of Mariano Azuela’s “The Underdogs,” often said to be “the greatest novel” of the Mexican Revolution of 20 November It may be, though it isn’t a sweeping and detailed account of that fierce but doomed uprising. Rather, it’s a slim book of brief segments that look at the revolution in intimate terms by focusing on the innocence, confusion, courage and eventual disillusionment of Demetrio Macias, an illiterate Indian who like other disenfranc Next year marks the centennial of the publication of Mariano Azuela’s “The Underdogs,” often said to be “the greatest novel” of the Mexican Revolution of 20 November Rather, it’s a slim book of brief segments that look at the revolution in intimate terms by focusing on the innocence, confusion, courage and eventual disillusionment of Demetrio Macias, an illiterate Indian who like other disenfranchised peasant farmers sees in the revolt a shaky chance to save if not enhance the life of his family and his farm.
Azuela’s brisk chapters are finely etched, tracing the path of Macias and his fellow rebels from idealism and incredible marksmanship to pointless brutality, plundering, drunkenness and kidnap. Their goal morphs from hopes of agrarian reform to a vicious cycle of bloodlust and theft. It’s a familiar story, as common now as then, that war corrupts, violence begets violence, fighting becomes its own end, but it is presented here with personality, sympathy and even humor.
Azuela’s alter-ego is the anxious tenderfoot Luis Cervantes, medical student and journalist, just as Azuela was when he began to write and when he signed on to Francisco I.
Madero’s push to oust dictator Porforio Diaz. When Madero initially was successful, Azuela was appointed director of education in the Mexican state of Jalisco. Madero subsequently was murdered, however, and Azuela split for El Paso, where “The Underdogs” initially was published in a local newspaper in Not until nearly a decade later, however, did it start to gather acclaim. Azuela’s subsequent writings turned more critical of the revolution, but his early disenchantment is a building theme in “The Underdogs.
Se comparten sin miedo las vivencias y esclarece algunas de las barbaries que existene en todas los movimientos de su clase, donde casi siempre se termina una injusticia para dar entrada a una distinta pero con nombres y esquemas diferentes. Los personajes muestran los principales tipos de roles que se jugaban en los grupos militares y revolucionarios: Son como buenos mexicanos revolucionarios: I really enjoyed it, this book is a very interesting and honest about the mexican revolution, even when this isn’t an historical book about the mexican revolution war.
The characters are honest and with realistic features, you’ll find the honest leader who believed that only revolution will bring justice to the people and commands a small force of rebels, the poor who don’t have anything to lose and obviously the rascal opportunist who take advantage of the war.
My main complaint is that this bo I really enjoyed it, this book is a very interesting and honest about the mexican revolution, even when this isn’t an historical book about the mexican revolution war. My main complaint is that this book is very short, especially the third part, this part wasn’t long enough. I loved reading this one! Several of the criticisms mentioned in other reviews are valid, yet where I felt Azuela excelled was in illustrating the “gray”.
No saintly protagonists nor sinister bad guys to be found Sure, Cervantes’ ride off into the mercantile business seemed a bit of a stretch, but then no more so than Shakespeare relying I loved reading this one!
Sure, Cervantes’ ride off into the mercantile business seemed a bit of a stretch, but then no more so than Shakespeare relying on pirates to bring Hamlet back in time.
Personally, I loved the ending!
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One of those “Wow, let me reread that, yeppers, that’s how it ended, wow” endings. A Novel of the Mexican Revolution. I found an old paperback copy of this novel published in a Signet Classics Edition in There is a lot of hype abou Azuela, Mariano.