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The Underdogs (Pittsburgh Editions of Latin American Literature) Hardcover – 31 Dec 1992

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  • Hardcover: 208 pages
  • Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press; New edition edition (31 Dec. 1992)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 082293728X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0822937289
  • Product Dimensions: 1.9 x 17.1 x 25.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

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"Mariano Azuela, more than any other novelist of the Mexican Revolution, lifts the heavy stone of history to see what there is underneath it."--Carlos Fuentes

" Mariano Azuela, more than any other novelist of the Mexican Revolution, lifts the heavy stone of history to see what there is underneath it." -- Carlos Fuentes

Mariano Azuela, more than any other novelist of the Mexican Revolution, lifts the heavy stone of history to see what there is underneath it. Carlos Fuentes" --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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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 Diaz, and his subsequent loss of belief in the cause when the revolutionary alliance becomes factionalized. Azuela's masterpiece is a timeless, authentic portrayal of peasant life, revolutionary zeal, and political disillusionment. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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First things first...upon opening this book it is good to bear in mind that author Mariano Azuela, the so-called first of the "novelists of the Revolution," was born in 1873. Consequently, the narrative is a little old school and stiff but nevertheless the story is delivered in a powerful fashion. In other words this book is a classic and a very worthy book.
"The Underdogs," is a marvelous story about of the Mexican Revolution. The the author's protagonist is a poor farmer who rises to the rank of guerrilla general with incredible bravery and more importantly an endless streak of good luck. To that end, the book is a blow by blow account of the brutality of the Mexican revolution and the many hardships the poor suffered from both sides of the conflict.
However, as the plot unfolds the author skillfully dismantles the lofty liberal idealism of how the revolution improved the quality of life for the masses. Ultimately, the book ends on a moralistic note...lamenting the length and fruitlessness of the conflict.
Bert Ruiz
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This book is written, or at least translated, in a very simple style. But that simplicity allows the awfulness of the underlying themes to come clearly through. The author, who of course lived through the events described, pulls no punches in showing how war, once started, gains its own momentum until the original cause has been lost sight of and the original ideals betrayed absolutely.
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