Birth date and age: June 13, 1917, Asunci?n, Paraguay
Death date: April 26, 2005, Asunci?n, Paraguay
The place of birth (POB): Asunci?n, Paraguay
Profession:Writer, Actor Awards:Miguel de Cervantes Prize, Guggenheim Fellowship for Creative Arts, Latin America & Caribbean
Movies:Alias Gardelito, La sangre y la semilla, La BodaBooks:I, the Supreme, Hijo de hombre, Son of Man, Contravida
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Augusto Roa Bastos (June 13, 1917 – April 26, 2005) was a Paraguayan novelist and short story writer. 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 winning the Premio Miguel de Cervantes in 1989, Spanish literatures most prestigious prize. Yo el Supremo explores the dictations and inner thoughts of Dr. Jos? Gaspar Rodr?guez de Francia, who ruled Paraguay with an iron fist and no little eccentricity from 1814 until his death in 1840.Roa Bastoslife and writing were marked by experience with dictatorial military regimes. In 1947 he was forced into exile in Argentina, and in 1976 he fled Buenos Aires for France in similar political circumstances. Most of Roa Bastoswork was written in exile, but this did not deter him from fiercely tackling Paraguayan social and historical issues in his work. Writing in a Spanish that was at times heavily augmented by Guaran? words (the major Paraguayan indigenous language), Roa Bastos incorporated Paraguayan myths and symbols into a Baroque style known as magical realism. He is considered a late-comer to the Latin American Boom literary movement. Roa Bastoscanon includes the novels Hijo de hombre (1960, Son of Man) and El fiscal (1993, The Prosecutor), as well as numerous other novels, short stories, poems, and screenplays.