Augusto Roa Bastos





Augusto Roa Bastos

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born
in Asunción, Paraguay
June 13, 1917

died
April 26, 2005

gender
male

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Augusto Roa Bastos was a noted Paraguayan novelist and short story writer, and one of the most important Latin American writers of the 20th century. As a teenager he fought in the Chaco War between Paraguay and Bolivia, and he later worked as a journalist, screenwriter and professor. He is best known for his complex novel Yo el Supremo (I, the Supreme) and for his reception of the Premio Miguel de Cervantes in 1989, Spanish literature's most prestigious prize. Yo el Supremo is one of the foremost Latin American novels to tackle the topic of the dictator. It explores the dictations and inner thoughts of Dr. José Gaspar Rodríguez de Francia, who ruled Paraguay with an iron fist and no little eccentricity from 1814 until his death in 1840.

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More books by Augusto Roa Bastos…
“It is not by believing but by doubting that one can attain to the truth, which is ever changing form and condition.”
Augusto Roa Bastos, I, the Supreme

“To write does not mean to convert the real into words but to make the power of the word real.”
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“Forms disappear, words remain, to signify the impossible.”
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