Los de abajo: novela de la revolución mexicana

Mariano Azuela, médico mexicano, quien sirvió en los ejércitos de Villa, escribió una de las novelas más realistas, dramáticas y esclarecedoras del proceso revolucionario de 1910, la cual se emparenta por derecho propio con otras narraciones escritas por testigos y protagonistas de la lucha armada.

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By Alejandro (San Jose, Costa Rica) · ★★★★☆ · October 21, 2013
This review is bilingual. First, you will find the English version and after that one, you will find the Spanish version.

I had to read this novel as part of the Spanish program in high school, in my country, Costa Rica. Los de Abajo that it can be translated as "The ones from bellow". I think it'... ...more
By Mike (The United States) · ★★★★☆ · March 04, 2014
Next year marks the centennial of the publication of Mariano Azuela's "The Underdogs," often said to be "the greatest novel" of the Mexican Revolution of 20 November 1910. It may be, though it isn't a sweeping and detailed account of that fierce but doomed uprising. Rather, it's a slim book of br... ...more
By Alberto (MEXICO CITY, Mexico) · ★★★★★ · October 26, 2010
Esta es sin duda la mejor obra de Mariano Azuela, quien formó parte del grupo de "Los Dorados". "Los de Abajo" tiene la cercanía al movimiento de la Revolución con unos ojos analíticos, valientes y sinceros. Se comparten sin miedo las vivencias y esclarece algunas de las barbaries que existene en... ...more
By Joselito Honestly (Manila, D9, Philippines) · ★★★☆☆ · May 11, 2010
A novel of the Mexican revolution of 1910.

As in most revolutions, this was supposed to have been staged in order to topple a dictatorship and to gain freedom from tyranny. The book, however, illustrates that not all of those who take part in a revolution know what they are revolting for. Some "fr... ...more
By Shane (Las Vegas, NV) · ★★★★★ · December 22, 2009
I loved reading this one! Several of the criticisms mentioned in other reviews are valid, yet where I felt Azuela excelled was in illustrating the "gray". No saintly protagonists nor sinister bad guys to be found...simply a portrait of real humans embroiled in a conflict where perhaps the only mo... ...more
By Laura (Austin, TX) · ★★★★★ · November 13, 2014

The Underdogs really reminded me of Blood Meridian by Cormack McCarthy. I think that there are several reasons for that. First, the story is very violent, but the violence is part of the environment. It is not gratuitous. The violence is simply as much a part of the environment as the blood red s... ...more
By Mauricio (Mexico, Mexico) · ★★★★☆ · September 13, 2007
En estos días releí "Los de abajo". Y no hay punto de comparación entre cómo la leí hace años y cómo la he leído hoy. Para empezar uno piensa de inmediato en una novela anterior "Andrés Pérez, maderista," que pese a tratar un tema de la Revolución está más cerca del tratamiento costumbrista y pse... ...more
By Alex (Fort Collins, CO) · ★★★★☆ · March 03, 2015
Necesité leer este libro en mi clase de la reclusión mexicana, no me gusta el primer parte mucho, pero los dos partes finales eran emocionantes y importantes.
Mi cita favorita era;

"-¿por que pelean ya, Demetrio?
Demetrio, las cejas muy juntas, toma distraído una piedrecita y la arroja al fondo de... ...more
By Andrea (Mexico, 09, Mexico) · ★★☆☆☆ · January 10, 2015

NO es novela historica y si buscan ver como es el pueblo mexicano es una gran novela. Los personajes son increíbles, aún así lo odie de principio a fin. Desde la manera en que esta redactado hasta lo que pasa, pero puede que lo segundo sea más que nada frustración/indignación de leer como nadie s... ...more
By Luis (Mexico) · ★★★☆☆ · November 12, 2014
This book was written and published while the mexican revolution of 1910 still was fighting. Mariano Azuela, narrates how regular citizens jump into conflict for personal reasons and end up defending up a cause that really dont seem to understand, but they keep fighting anyway...It doesnt matter... ...more