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Literature / The Underdogs

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The Underdogs (Los de abajo in the original Spanish) is a 1915 novel by Mariano Azuela about the Mexican Revolution. It follows a bandit named Demetrio Macías and his Ragtag Bunch of Misfits who set out to take down some federal soldiers to support the Revolution. As the story progresses, however, they take advantage of their power and end up acting much like their enemy. The novel was originally serialized in the newspaper El Paso del Norte before being considered a classic account of the Revolution in the 1920s.


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