Mariano Azuela

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Azuela, Mariano


Born Jan. 1, 1873, in Lagos de Moreno; died Mar. 1, 1952, in Mexico City. Mexican writer.

In his novels The Defeated (1908) and The Tall Weeds (1909), Azuela critically depicted the social life of Mexico during the Díaz dictatorship. He participated in the Revolution of 1910 and was the author of the first novel devoted to its historical events, The Underdogs (1916; Russian translation, 1960), which initiated a whole literary current known as the novel of the Mexican revolution. After a period of enthusiasm for surrealism (his novels of the 1920’s), he returned to the realistic depiction of life, which he perceived pessimistically. In his novels Comrade Pantoja (1937), Regina Landa (1939), The New Bourgeoisie (1941), and The Curse (1955, posthumously), he presents a satirical picture of life in postrevolutionary Mexico, sharply and angrily stigmatizing demagoguery and political intrigue.


Obras completas, vol. 1–3.Mexico City, 1958–60.


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Guadalajara.- Mariano Azuela Gonzalez, todos lo sabemos, fue un medico de modestos alcances.
Mariano Azuela Gonzalez, abuelo de Mariano Azuela Guitron--presidente ministro de la Suprema Corte de Justicia de la Nacion--no solamente fue un gran escritor, iniciador de la novela de la Revolucion, sino un patriota y por ello un gran mexicano.