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It is a principal irony of The Underdogs that the revolutionaries who set out to rid their country of oppression and injustice end up adopting the corrupt values and practices of their enemies. SSR Josh 1 2 Sep 16, He began… More about Mariano Azuela. Brentanno’s First translation based on edition Principia Press Trinity University new translation based on edition University of California Press translation based on the original version Penguin Based on edition Signet Reprint auela Brentanno’s edition.

The revolution benefits the poor, the ignorant, who all his life has been a slave, the unfortunate who do not know if they are is because the rich becomes the tears, sweat and blood of the poor in gold. Stay in Touch Sign up. The original print run was 3, and the book’s preface was written by the influential American journalist Carleton Beals. He escapes to the mountains and forms hnderdogs group of rebels who support the Mexican Revolution.

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.

Do these traits remain consistent throughout the novel? Read it Forward Read it first.

Carla rated it did not like it Mar 11, This certainly sets out a very nihilist view of its protagonists. I was interested in the story.


Robe published by the University of California Press in also offered a new translation based on the original underdosg edition.

The Underdogs – A Novel of the Mexican Revolution by Mariano Azuela (1 star ratings)

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Victoriano Huerta is an accomplished marksman who fights to change his country, but by the end of the novel he is not sure why he keeps on fighting. Demetrio Macias, a poor, illiterate Indian, must join the rebels to save azkela family.

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How would you shoot the scene? Azuela, who sided with the Maderistas, briefly served the Madero regime as chief of political affairs in Lagos de Moreno. Sojyung rated it did not like it Aug 18, An uncompromising artist, Azuela eschewed such simplicity.

What, if zzuela, is lacking in their friendship?

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SSR josh 1 2 Sep 23, Elvira Bianchi rated it did not like it Sep 27, The fiery idealism that has scorched the foundations of power now threatens to erupt into an inferno of anarchic rage, and the revolution that the common people had hailed as a blessing seems likely to transform into the blackest of curses. 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.

Msfifi rated it did not like it Mar 02, Please try again later. Read this book online here: Michelle Lartigue rated it did not like it Jan 12, Look Inside Reading Guide.


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Principia Press Trinity University new translation based on edition University undsrdogs California Press translation based on the original version Penguin Based on edition. What scene would you find most interesting to dramatize, and why?

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No lo recomiendo sencillamente porque no es mi estilo de literatura y la historia no engancha tanto, a pesar de ser un tema interesante. This page was last edited on 28 Novemberat Still, the most current edition by Signet inuses the original translation by Munguia -and Anita Brenner- as are most of the e-book versions for Kindle available. To a degree, when Azuela coined the phrase he intended the socio-cultural and political meanings the poor, the lower classes, the uneducated, the powerless, the downthroden that are inextricably linked to its use as the title of the novel.

Nevertheless, The Underdogs is neither a sentimental memoir nor a one-sided, political propagandistic tract. Books by Mariano Azuela.

The story takes place during the Mexican Revolution. After becoming a doctor inAzuela divided his energies between medical practice and writing. Thiare Miranda rated it did not like it Sep 05, He died in A Norton Critical Edition.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. But most of the time the soldiers talked amongst themselves in dialogue that was boring and vague.