García Lorca took it upon himself, in his newspaper appearances, to spread his legend of a bad student during his high school and university years in Granada. In the 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”.