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Augusto Roa Bastos
Augusto Roa Bastos
Birth: June 13, 1917
Death: April 26, 2005
Augusto Roa Bastos
Birth: June 13, 1917
Death: April 26, 2005

Augusto Roa Bastos, was a noted Paraguayan novelist, 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 and for his reception of the Premio 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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