Augusto Roa Bastos

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Birthday
13, 1917
Birthplace
Paraguay
Death Date
Apr 26, 2005 (87)
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
13, 1917
Birthplace
Paraguay
Death Date
Apr 26, 2005 (87)

About

Paraguayan novelist who is best known for helping to establish the dictator novel genre. His most famous works include Yo el Supremo and Hijo de hombre.

Before Fame

He fought for Paraguay in the Chaco War against Bolivia. He published his first novel, Hijo de hombre (Son of Man), in 1960.

Trivia

He wrote the screenplay for Thunder Among the Leaves, a 1958 Argentine drama that featured full frontal nudity.

Family Life

He was born and raised in Asuncion, Paraguay. Born into a peasant family, he grew up speaking both Guarani and Spanish.

Associated With

His literary style has been compared to that of Ernest Hemingway.

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