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The Underdogs || 1: Part I

For information on the author, Mariano Azuela, follow the following links.

    Azuela (1873-1952) was a physician who became served in the army of Pancho Villa. The infighting during the Mexican Revolution disillusioned him. Los de Abajo (The Underdogs) has the seeds of this disillusionment as one reads that the soldiers were never sure why they were killing. Villa himself was a political primitive who fought injustice but was naive in national politics.

    The book did not gain recognition until about 1924, after the Revolution was over but, even though it is fiction, it gives us insight into the Mexican Revolution.

Donald J. Mabry