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Javier Good does it do in 1914 what Tom Wolfe says in the 60 to summarize the tabarrón of the New Journalism : “journalism is The motel where you spend the night on our way to the destination: the Great Novel.”
Good was born in La Coruña in the 83, and in 1906 launched “To Paris on a donkey”, trip to comic-tragic against the speed of futurism that is still to be born, a lie down to ride to the galician (oh, there it is Cela, with his “Journey to the Alcarria”!”) whose chronicles are blessed by a popular success (the Spain of the beret bizqueando between the donkey and the Eiffel tower) that makes shooting of “World Magazine” , the luxury magazine rack of Rubén Darío, whom Well save you life in Brazil in a brawl at the point of a knife, an adventure recounted in his autobiography, “Dialog in which it was”.
a Bohemian and an anarchist without a cause (justified), Javier Good intimate with Baroja and one day he called Luca de Tena :
–are you Going to prove that he is a journalist europe : tell us of the war. And my instructions are these: truthfulness, interest, and quickly.
Is when, in front of, Javier Good becomes Antonio Azpeitua, that “twists” by the German soldiers and ridiculed american journalists, that denies the “artistic talent” of the europeans:
–The most surprising of these colleagues is that ever written.
First, the facts. Then, the ideas. (Oh, the “factual” with a century of advance!) In the old New Journalism, the same as in the old French Revolution, the subsequent events that give meaning to the past without being its necessary consequences. It is the Story.
–I’m going to tell you how it develops the tragedy more giant who witnessed the men! The Story, which so many mentirillas allows you to historians, with me, it shows too rigorous. is don’t have any fantasies!
Javier’s Good you want to mock Rivas Cherif , the same as then, plugged assistant to the president of the Government, Azaña, his brother-in-law, relates his spree in the burning of the convent of jesuits, in the street of the Flower: describes, letraherido, the circle dance of joy of mozalbetes, and, mingling them famous, “as the poet festive Luis Tapia , my landlord and friend, always youth, whom I joined in the chocarrera zarabanda”:
–you have Not eaten hot to become the germanofilia –writes of Good with evil azañil.
Some three hundred war chronicles sends Javier Good for ABC, since the Somme until Gallípoli . Presents the conflict as a struggle of the pedagogy of German against the plundering English, and the French protest:
–What do you want the French? –question Luca de Tena–. I give room to all the writers that defend it. Azorín published their “Pages of a francófilo”. Gomez Carrillo, Manuel Good…
But that is the success of ABC: to provide for a “dog guy” a newspaper with all the information and complete independence of judgment in matters political. Well, that interview Hitler in the 23, covers the correspondent in berlin until his retirement patriarchal in Switzerland.
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