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Roa Bastos is one of the most underrated great Latin American writers. Some of the short stories in this books are some of the best of any writer or any kind I have read in my life. Special mention should go for 'El Baldio', 'Encuentro con el Traidor', 'Kurupi' among others. There are only a couple of the post-modernist variety that I didn't enjoy. Highly recommended.
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 ...moreMore about Augusto Roa Bastos...