Azuela, Mariano

▪ Mexican writer
born January 1, 1873, Lagos de Moreno, Mexico
died March 1, 1952, Mexico City

      Mexican writer whose 20 novels chronicle almost every aspect of the Mexican Revolution.

      Azuela received an M.D. degree in Guadalajara in 1899 and practiced medicine, first in his native town and after 1916 in Mexico City. His best-known work, Los de abajo (1916; The Under Dogs), depicting the futility of the revolution, was written at the campfire during forced marches while he served as an army doctor with Pancho Villa in 1915. Forced to flee across the border to El Paso, Texas, he first published the novel as a serial in the newspaper El Paso del Norte (October–December 1915). It received little notice until it was “discovered” in 1924. It widely influenced other Mexican novelists of social protest and was translated into several languages.

      Returning from Texas to Mexico City in 1916, Azuela, disillusioned with the revolutionary struggle, wrote novels critical of the new regime: Las moscas (1918) and Los caciques (1917; together translated as Two Novels of Mexico: The Flies. The Bosses), and Las tribulaciones de una familia decente (1918; The Trials of a Respectable Family). He experimented with stylistic devices in later novels such as La malhora (1923; “The Evil Hour”), El desquite (1925; “Revenge”), and La luciérnaga (1932; The Firefly). His complete works appeared in three volumes in 1958–60.

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