Title: "Interview with writer and journalist Jesús Izcaray", I 
Duration: 10 min., 58 seg.
Sound collection: Radio Paris. Ramírez/del Campo
Summaries: Programa dedicado a la figura del escritor Jesús Izcaray, sus novelas. Entrevista a Jesús Izcaray hablan sobre su novela "Madame García, tras los cristales" de 1968
Jesús Izcaray was a personal friend and mate of exile and militance of Julián Antonio Ramírez. He was born in Béjar in 1908 and was journalist from 1929, and he worked for newspapers such as El Imparcial, La Voz, and El Sol, becoming editor-in-chief of Mundo Obrero from 1936. During the Civil War, his chronicles on Madrid's defence, in collaboration with Clemente Cimorra and Mariano Perla, were awarded in the republican zone with the National Prize of Literature of 1938, and still constitute today a major document.
He exiled to France after the conflict, where he lived until his return after Franco's decease, except the 6-year period he lived in Mexico. He was initially socialist, afterwards communist militant, and exerted during many years as responsible of Mundo obrero in the secrecy (main organ of the PCE, "Spanish Communist Party"), collaborating closely with Julián Antonio Ramírez, as he remembers in his memories (Ici Paris, 293). He became member of the central committee of the PCE.
His facet in which he was made known as a novelist began in 1961, with his work La hondonada, followed by Las ruinas de la muralla (1964), Madame García tras los cristales (1969) and Un chico en la Puerta del Sol (1973), besides the book of short stories Noche adelante (1962), all they published abroad and forbidden in Spain until 1977, proving once again that the Press and Printing Law of 1966 was just than a strategy of propaganda of the Franco regime; in the meantime, his work was translated to at least eight languages.
Once he came back to Spain, after Franco's decease, he continued with his work as a journalist. His last novel, Cuando estallaron los volcanes, was published in 1979, and was the sequel of a tetralogy that remained unfinished because of his death. The first volume is the already quoted Un chico en la puerta del sol. On the other hand, his chronicles of the civil war were gathered and published in Spain in an only volume, in 1978, under the title La guerra que yo viví. He died in January of 1980, at the age of 71 years.
As a novelist, he is considered one of the maximum representatives of the exile in the promotion of the social themes, and in the heterogeneous group of who began to write after the Civil War, although in Spain keeps being a poorly acknowledge and barely studied person.
Regarding the recordings, a total of three interviews were kept, dating 1968, 1970 and 1973 respectively, and all of them contain an undeniable political intentionality, in addition to the evident informative and cultural purposes. Without quoting the militancy of the interviewed by obvious reasons, he presented his side of exiled novelist of international fame, whose greatest wish was «to see my works published in Spain», something still impossible even in 1973 (date of the last recording), as he says, since in the literary and bibliographic level in general, there was not process of Transition to democracy, because the censorship was kept until the promulgation of the Constitution in 1978.
University of Alicante. University Library. Fonoteca