Martín Luis Guzmán

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Martín Luis Guzmán.

Martín Luis Guzmán Franco (October 6, 1887 – December 22, 1976) was a Mexican novelist and journalist.

Life[edit]

Guzmán was born in Chihuahua, Chihuahua. Along with Mariano Azuela, he is considered a pioneer of the revolutionary novel, a genre inspired by the experiences of the Mexican Revolution of 1910. His novels La sombra del caudillo (1929) and El águila y la serpiente (1928) depict the Mexican Revolution and its political aftermath, both of which the author was familiar with, having contributed both to revolutionary agitation and to the formation of the new revolutionary government.

For several months in 1914, he was under the direct orders of General Francisco "Pancho" Villa. He later wrote a five-volume biography of Villa, Memorias de Pancho Villa (1936-1951).

Martin Luis Guzmán died suddenly on December 22, 1976 in Mexico City due an acute myocardial infarction. His widow Ana West, died seven years after him, on October 21, 1983. She was 95 years old when, after being hospitalized for some days due to an acute bilateral pneumonia, she suffered a cardiac arrest and died.

Works[edit]

  • La querella de México (1915)
  • A orillas del Hudson (1920)
  • El águila y la serpiente (1928)
  • La sombra del caudillo (1929)
  • Aventuras democráticas (1931)
  • Mina al mozo: Héroe de Navarra (1932)
  • Filadelfia: Paraíso de conspiradores (1933)
  • Kinchil (1946)
  • Memorias de Pancho Villa (1951)
  • Apunte sobre una personalidad (1954)
  • Muertes Históricas (1958)
  • Islas Marías, novela y drama (1959)
  • Pábulo para la historia (1961)
  • Necesidad de cumplir las Leyes de Reforma (1963)
  • Febrero de 1913 (1963)
  • Crónica de mi destierro (1964)

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