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Los de abajo Ebook ↠ 151 pages Download ´ Mariano azuela ☆ ➤ Los de abajo Ebook ➪ Author Mariano Azuela – Johns-cycling-diary.co.uk Durante la Revolución Mexicana Mariano Azuela fue médico de la facción la ue comandaba Francisco Villa de ahí ue algunas de sus más notables obras literDurante la Revolución Mexicana Mariano Azuela fue médico de la facción la ue comandaba Francisco Villa de ahí ue algunas de sus más notables obras literarias estén inspiradas por auellos hechos de Los de ePUB #9734 A novella set in Mexico during the Revolution of the early 20th century I didn’t know anything about the author before reading the book but seemingly he had been a military doctor with the rebel army of “Pancho” Villa and during rest periods he made notes about incidents he had witnessed I assume some of these were incorporated into the novelThe two main characters are Demetrio Macías initially the leader of a group of about 20 bandits who later becomes a general in one of the revolutionary armies; and Luis Cervantes a young doctor who has deserted from the Federal army Macías is an Indian peasant the author calls him an “Aztec” Cervantes pretends to be a convert to the revolutionary cause although in reality he deserted the government army for personal reasons Demetrio is completely uneducated but ferocious in battle and skilled in tacticsOne of the main themes of the book is that Demetrio’s band do not become revolutionaries out of political conviction Mostly they became outlaws almost by accident – by getting drunk and fighting with a policeman or arguing with a landowner and so on Becoming a revolutionary allows each man to take back his pride Early on the author describes the band riding to a new mission“The men threw out their chests as if to breathe the widening horizon the immensity of the sky the blue from the mountains and the fresh air redolent with the various odors of the sierra They spurred their horses to a gallop as if in that mad race they laid claims of possession to the earth What man among them now remembered the stern chief of police the growling policeman or the conceited caciue What man remembered his pitiful hut where he slaved away always under the eyes of the owner or the ruthless and sullen foreman always forced to rise before dawn and to take up his shovel basket or goad wearing himself out to earn a mere pitcher of atole and a handful of beans”On the other hand the banditsrevolutionaries have the traditional hatred of the peasant for educated “city men” Whenever the group captures a town they take great delight in robbing beating humiliating and murdering the inhabitants They loot everything they can and destroy everything they can’t If they have a philosophy it’s simply one of revenge against the rich the educated and the town dwellers They seek to live simply by plunderIt's a compelling novel but I should warn the reader that it’s full of descriptions of cruelty and sadism The author gives us a vision of a sort of Hobbesian anarchy where the only laws are those of the gun and the fist and where the most violent people in society are free to do whatever they want It’s a nightmarish vision but I don’t doubt its accuracy After all Azuela was there

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Ada concebida con la sinceridad y la valentía de un hombre ue nunca cedió a la tentación de adornar artificiosamente o de falsear los acontecimientos y escrita con un lenguaje directo ue aúna la belleza a la sencille “I’m telling you that’s no animal Listen to how Palomo is barkingThat must be a man”So opens the novel ‘The Underdogs’ my second foray into the literature of the Mexican revolution 1910 1920 Change is imminent there is danger lurking the dog is sending a warning Augustín Yañez’s ‘The Edge of the Storm’ which I looked at earlier in the week also opened with a dog this time it was howling not barkingAfter Don Timoteo Limón had his customary supper that night neither nor less than usual he was already back in his room and telling his beads at the first stroke of curfew He made his intercession for the most neglected soul in Purgatory or the one that stood most in need of prayer On reaching the third mystery he was almost distracted by the howls of Orión the dog he had had for so long but with an effort he controlled his wandering thoughts managed to ignore the ominous note in the barking and kept on with his pious exerciseIn ‘The Underdogs’ the dog is called Palomo Spanish for a kind of dove or pigeon a symbol of peace In ’The Edge of the Storm’ he is Orión godfather of hunting in the underworld In both novels the dog is killed peace and hunting destroyed by the futureFor my full review visit

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Los de abajoArmas Entre todas ellas Los de abajo redactada en en El Paso Texas sintetiza admirablemente lo ue el ilustre escritor pensaba de la Revolución y cómo vio él mismo su furia destructora Se trata de una historia descarn First of all this is NOT a history book If you're interested in learning about the Mexican Revolution pick up a history bookSecond of all you didn't get the point It's not about the life of rural Mexico or how people lived or how they lost their ideals It's about joining la bola the mass of people fighting for no particular reason The campesinos didn't really join the fight because they believed they were getting land and freedom they joined because they believed in their leaders joining the fight for the love of their jefe or simply to join la bolaI'm sure many of you will disagree with me and I'm sure there were exceptions to what I'm saying but I'm only commenting on what Mariano Azuela was trying to get across; don't forget Azuela fought in the war