The Mexican group Contemporáneos was the most important in the period between the wars and one of the most active in the whole Latin American scene during this period. It first originated in 1918 and its activity continued until the end of the 1930s. Its main features are its cosmopolitan conception of culture and the demanding avant-garde of its literary production, which is closely related to Spanish New Art or the main European writers of the time.
This volume contains both prose texts and poetic delusions by interesting and influential authors of Mexican literature such as Gilberto Owen, José Gorostiza, Martínez Sotomayor, Jorge Cuesta, Xavier Villaurrutia and Torres Bodet.
Domingo Ródenas (Cehegín, Murcia, 1963), professor of Spanish Literature at the Pompeu Fabra University and literary critic, specialist in narrative and essays of the 21st century, has carried out an extensive selection of works by these authors for this volume.