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(09/11/2008) The Underdogs by Mariano Azuela. New York. 1929. Brentano's. Illustrated By J. C. Orozco. Novel Of The Mexican Revolution. Translated From The Spanish By E. Munguia, Jr. Preface By Carlton Beals. keywords: Literature Translated Mexico Latin America. 225 pages. Cover: J. C. Orozco.

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   This epic novel of the Mexican Revolution was originally published in installments in 1915 in an El Paso, Texas, newspaper. Since then, THE UNDERDOGS - the story of a courageous Indian farmer who almost unwittingly rises to a generalship in Pancho Villa's rebel army-has steadily gained recognition in Mexico and Latin America, winning renown as the classic novel about the war. Despite the international interest in Latin American fiction generated by writers like Carlos Fuentes and Gabriel Garcia Marquez since the 1960's, The Underdogs has yet to receive the full recognition it deserves in North America.

 

 

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