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- Martínez Sotomayor, José, 1895-1980
- Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
- José Martínez Sotomayor Papers
- Manuscripts Division
- Permanent URL:
- 1929-1960 (mostly 1930-1932)
- 3 boxes
- Storage Note:
- Firestone Library (mss): Box 1-3
- Spanish; Castilian
José Martínez Sotomayor was a Mexican lawyer, judge, and writer who published novels, short stories, and nonfiction. His personal papers includes correspondence and autograph and typescript manuscripts of three of Martínez Sotomayor's books.
Collection Description & Creator Information
Consists of personal papers of Biography of José Martínez Sotomayor. Martínez Sotomayor's correspondence includes letters from other members of the "Contemporáneos" group, such as José Gorostiza, Jaime Torres Bodet, and Xavier Villaurrutia. Also included are letters from Mexican novelists and essayists Agustín Yañez, Efraín González Luna, and Alfonso Gutiérrez Hermosillo.
The papers contain autograph and typescript manuscripts of three of Martínez Sotomayor's books: La Rueca de Air (novel), Lentitud (short stories), and Locura (short stories). The manuscripts for La Rueca de Aire (The Twisting of the Wind) include a copy of the printed book, published in 1930. There are subseries of correspondence related to each of these three books, and a separate series of general correspondence and documents, covering the period 1930-1932, primarily.
- Collection Creator Biography:
Martínez Sotomayor, José, 1895-1980
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.
Purchased from Gabriel Rosenzweig Pichards in 1997.
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No appraisal information is available.
- Processing Information:
This collection was processed in 2002. Finding aid written in 2002.
Access & Use
- Access Restrictions:
Collection is open for research use.
- Conditions for Reproduction and Use:
Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. No further photoduplication of copies of material in the collection can be made when Princeton University Library does not own the original. Inquiries regarding publishing material from the collection should be directed to RBSC Public Services staff through the Ask Us! form. The library has no information on the status of literary rights in the collection and researchers are responsible for determining any questions of copyright.
- Credit this material:
José Martínez Sotomayor Papers; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library
- Permanent URL:
- Firestone LibraryOne Washington RoadPrinceton, NJ 08544, USA(609) 258-3184
- Subject Terms:
- Contemporáneos (Literary group).
Critics -- Mexico -- 20th century -- Correspondence.
Mexican fiction -- 20th century.
Mexican literature -- 20th century.
Novelists, Mexican -- 20th century -- Correspondence.
Poets, Mexican -- 20th century -- Correspondence.
- Genre Terms:
- Mexico -- Intellectual life -- 20th century.