Quotes by Augusto Roa Bastos

About Augusto Roa Bastos:

Augusto Roa Bastos is best known for his complex novel Yo el Supremo (I, the Supreme) and for winning the Premio Miguel de Cervantes in 1989, Spanish literature's most prestigious prize. Yo el Supremo 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.

Author Bio

  • NameAugusto Roa Bastos
  • DescriptionParaguayan writer
  • BornJune 13, 1917
  • DiedApril 26, 2005
  • CountryParaguay
  • ProfessionJournalist; Author
  • WorksI, The Supreme
  • AwardsMiguel De Cervantes Prize