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About the newspaper La Opinión, Robledo Puch and other items

It was in leisure times when Soriano devised the first sketches on “Sad Solitaire y Final”, his debut feature


In May 1981, the newspaper La Opinión took to the streets for the first time. Jacobo Timerman had been in charge of bringing together among his writers the best journalists and writers of the time. Tomás Eloy Martinez, Aida Bortnik, Juan Gelman, Rodolfo Walsh, Adolfo Terragno, Julio Algarañaz and Osvaldo Soriano among others.In February 1972, Buenos Aires was stunned by the arrest of “el jackal”, such as the pseudonym given by the yellow press to Carlos Eduardo Robledo Puch. That teenager with an angel face, called to be the greatest murderer in Argentine history.The newspaper La Opinión, who boasted of his sobriety by not including police notes between its pages, was in a disjunctive. There was no home in the country where the case was not discussed and the morning kept ignoring it. At that point, it was too late to start with a news story. Jacob Timerman left the Partagaz in the glass ashtray and headed towards the sports section. I've never stepped on that sector of his diary. Without paying attention to Soriano's thoughtful position, with his feet above the table, he asked him to write “the best note of Buenos Aires” on the Robledo Puch case. Soriano put together all the printed notes up to that moment and made a chronological reconstruction with some details novels who earned you a large salary increase, a strategic desk in front of the director's office, a young and beautiful personal secretary and a single job slogan, “you think.” But the director did not tell him what.After a month and a half of thinking without the paper ream diminished its height even on a single sheet, Timerman sent him to call him and said, “One of the two has to go to the psychoanalyst” and Osvaldo Soriano from that moment lost all the profits.So disappointed was Jacobo Timerman with Soriano, who withdrew his hierarchy from him, forgot to give him another task so from that day the writer was dedicated to wandering around the writing and doing what he liked most. Nothing.And it was in those leisure times when he walked several times a day between writing and workshops, smoking tons of cigarettes 43/70, bothering everyone and raising bets in favor of San Lorenzo de Almagro, who devised the first sketches on “Sad Solitaire and Final”, his debut feature.

Publication Date: 16/08/2018

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By: María José Caramés 02 July, 2019

Dice: "En mayo del año 1981, salió a la calle por primera vez el diario La Opinión." Fue en 1971.

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