Martín Luis Guzmán

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Guzmán, Martín Luis


Born Oct. 6. 1887. in Chihuahua. Mexican writer.

Guzmán’s novel The Eagle and the Serpent (1928) is an artistic chronicle of the revolutionary events of the years 1910–17. In his novel The Shadow of the Caudillo (1929; Russian translation, 1964), Guzmán exposed the political corruption in postrevolutionary Mexico. From 1938 to 1940, Guzmán published Memoirs of Pancho Villa, a stylized biography of the peasant leader.


Obras completas, vols. 1–2. Mexico City, 1965.


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