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Two Novels of Mexico: The Flies and the Bosses (1992 Paperback)


£15.00

Good reading condition used Paperback.

First Edition published in 1992
by University of California Press.
Author: Mariano Azuela.
Translated from Spanish by Lesley Byrd Simpson.
ISBN: 0520000536.
Approx dims: 200mm h x 125mm w x 13mm d.

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Two Novels of Mexico: The Flies and the Bosses

Condition and Description:

Good reading condition used Paperback.

First Edition published in 1992 by University of California Press.
Author: Mariano Azuela.
Translated from Spanish by Lesley Byrd Simpson.
ISBN: 0520000536.
Approx dims: 200mm h x 125mm w x 13mm d.

Intact slightly faded condition pictorial covers with some rubbing, creasing & signs of handling. Intact spine. 194 clean/ slightly off white pages of English text. Black ink marks to inside front page plus light pencil notes to some inside pages by previous owner. Image shown is actual book for sale.

Synopsis of Two Novels of Mexico: The Flies and the Bosses:

”Mariano Azuela is a Mexican writer born in 1873. After receiving a degree in medicine, he returned to poor districts in his home state to practice medicine, a manifestation of his lifelong concern for the pueblo of Mexico. During the Mexican Revolution, Azuela joined the forces of Francisco Villa and became director of public education in Jalisco under the Villa government. When that government fell, he served as doctor to Villa’s men during their retreat northward.

From Azuela’s war experiences came his novel The Underdogs, which he published in installments in a newspaper after fleeing to Texas in 1915. The novel Torres-Rioseco which has been called an epic poem in prose of the Mexican Revolution deals with the revolution from the point of view of the humble soldiers, examining the circumstances that keep them in poverty, the brutality of the fighting, and the opportunism and betrayal of the revolution. An admirer of Emile Zola, Azuela stressed the effect of environment on character in many of his novels.

The Flies and the Bosses, two remarkable vignettes of the revolution were written in hot anger, direct from life; they show Azuela as a skeptic and realist who was nevertheless full of charity for his troubled people.”

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