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Mariano Azuela Papers

An inventory of his papers at Syracuse University

Finding aid created by: MRR
Date: 26 May 2006

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.

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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Subject Headings


Azuela, Mariano, 1873-1952


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

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Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

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

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