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Mariano Azuela Papers

An inventory of his papers at Syracuse University

Overview of the Collection

Creator: Azuela, Mariano, 1873-1952
Title: Mariano Azuela Papers
Inclusive Dates: [ca 1915-1935]
Quantity: 1 folder (SC)
Abstract: Typescripts of two of Azuela's novels, El desquite and Precursores
Language: Spanish
Repository: Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries
222 Waverly Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13244-2010

Biographical History

Born January 1, 1873, in Lagos de Moreno, Jalisco, Mexico, Mariano Azuela was one of the leading writers of twentieth-century Mexico and the foremost chronicler of the Mexican revolution. He began his career as a physician; he was director of public education in Jalisco province under government of Francisco ("Pancho") Villa, and served as a physician in Villa's army during the Mexican Revolution. During his forty-year literary career Azuela wrote more than twenty novels in addition to plays, novellas and criticism. Much of his writing focused on pointing out and rectifying social inequality. He died of a heart attack March 1, 1952, in Mexico City, Mexico.

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Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Mariano Azuela Papers consists of typescripts for two of Azuela's novels. El desquite was an experimental novel published in 1925. Precursores was published in 1935. Both have the author's handwritten corrections, and both are signed and inscribed by Azuela to Ernest R. Moore.

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Access Restrictions

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Use Restrictions

Written permission must be obtained from SCRC and all relevant rights holders before publishing quotations, excerpts or images from any materials in this collection.

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Subject Headings


Azuela, Mariano, 1873-1952


Azuela, Mariano, 1873-1952. Desquite
Azuela, Mariano, 1873-1952. Precursores

Genres and Forms




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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Mariano Azuela Papers,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Finding Aid Information

Created by: MRR
Date: 26 May 2006
Revision history:

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SC 165 El desquite undated [ca 1915-1935] - typescript
SC 165 Precursores undated [ca 1915-1935] - typescript

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