Biography and History

José Martínez Sotomayor was a Mexican lawyer, judge, and writer who published novels, short stories, and nonfiction. Born in Guadalajara, Jalisco, he was affiliated with the literary magazines Bandera de Provincias, published in Guadalajara in 1929-1930, and Contemporáneos, published in Mexico City from 1929 to 1931. The founders and editors of the latter magazine were referred to as "Los Contemporáneos." This literary group was interested in exploring new forms of expression in prose, poetry, and the visual arts and in introducing North American and European writers to a Mexican audience.

Source: From the finding aid for C0830