Lorca was aware of his poor results as a student. In an interview with Ernesto Giménez Caballero that appeared in La Gaceta Literaria on December 1, 1928, shortly before his trip to New York, he states: “I studied a lot. I was at the Sagrado Corazón de Jesús (Sacred Heart of Jesus), in Granada. I knew a lot, a lot. But at the Institute they gave me huge assignments. Then, at the University, I failed in Literature, Precepts and History of the Spanish Language. On the other hand, I became extremely popular by giving nicknames to people”.