Department of Languages

Oropesa, Salvador

The Contemporáneos Group: Rewriting Mexico in the Thirties and Forties. Austin : University of Texas Press, 2003

Salvador Oropesa offers original readings of the works of five Contemporáneos–Salvador Novo, Xavier Villaurrutia, Agustín Lazo, Guadalupe Marín, and Jorge Cuesta–and their efforts to create a Mexican literature that was international, attuned to the realities of modern Mexico, and flexible enough to speak to the masses as well as the elites.