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This review forms a framework for a rereading of Los de abajo. This rereading highlights the imaginative agency and the literary vision of a novel published more than a hundred years ago, a work that intuits and reveals the Mexican reality in an enduring projection. The following license files are associated with this item: Creative Commons.
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The Underdogs Reader’s Guide
The Underdogs follows the rise and fall of Demetrio Macias and his band of rebels during the Mexican Revolution of the early nineteen hundreds. The novel charts Demetrio's rise from farmer to general of the northern rebel army, and his subsequent decline and the deterioration of his army. Demetrio is forced to flee from his farm by Federal soldiers, and he accumulates a group of twenty similarly disaffected peasant men. In a skirmish with Federals, in which Demetrio's band is greatly outmatched, Demetrio nevertheless displays superior tactics and marksmanship, causing the Federals to retreat, though he is shot and becomes very sick in the process.
The Underdogs a Novel of the Mexican Revolution Summary & Study Guide
Principia Press Trinity University new translation based on edition University of California Press translation based on the original version Penguin Based on edition. The Underdogs Spanish : Los de abajo is a novel by Mexican author Mariano Azuela which tells the story of a group of commoners who are dragged into the Mexican Revolution and the changes in their psyche due to living through the conflict. It is heavily influenced by the author's experiences during the revolution, where he participated as a medical officer for Pancho Villa 's Northern Division. The novel was the first of its kind to be translated into English, as part of a project sponsored by the Mexican Government and the Mexican Renaissance intellectual movement to promote Mexico as a literature-creating country. It had been previously well received by American critics like Earl K.