Search - List of Books by Augusto Roa Bastos

"The things that have come into being change continually. The man with a good memory remembers nothing because he forgets nothing." -- Augusto Roa Bastos
Augusto Roa Bastos, (June 13, 1917 – April 26, 2005) 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 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.

Roa Bastos' life and writing were marked by military dictators. 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 Bastos' work 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 Guaraní words (the major Paraguayan indigenous language), Roa Bastos incorporated Paraguayan myths and symbols into a Baroque style known as magic realism. He is considered a late-comer to the Latin American Boom literary movement. Roa Bastos' personal canon 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.

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Total Books: 40
Hijo de hombre / Son Of Man
2008 - Hijo De Hombre / Son of Man [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9788483465509
ISBN-10: 8483465507
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Yo el supremo/ I The Supreme
2008 - Yo El Supremo/ I the Supreme [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9788483465516
ISBN-10: 8483465515
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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El Fiscal / The Prosecutor
2008 - El Fiscal / the Prosecutor [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9788483465523
ISBN-10: 8483465523
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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El Fiscal
2005 - El Fiscal [Alfaguara hispanica - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9788420481296
ISBN-10: 8420481297
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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I the Supreme
2000 - I the Supreme [Latin American Literature Series] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781564782472
ISBN-10: 1564782476
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Ich der Allmchtige
2000 - Ich Der Allmchtige (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9783518411384
ISBN-10: 3518411381
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Die Nacht des Admirals
1999 - Die Nacht Des Admirals (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9783518223147
ISBN-10: 3518223143
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Fils d'homme
1998 - Fils D'homme (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9782020220958
ISBN-10: 2020220954
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A contrevie
1998 - A Contrevie (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9782020257619
ISBN-10: 2020257610
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Le procureur
1997 - Le Procureur (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9782020228091
ISBN-10: 2020228092
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Hijo de hombre
1996 - Hijo De Hombre (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780140260830
ISBN-10: 0140260838
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Contravida
1995 - Contravida [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9789580429319
ISBN-10: 9580429316
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Veille de l'amiral
1993 - Veille De L'amiral (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9782020204163
ISBN-10: 2020204169
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Yo el Supremo / Moi le Suprme
1991 - Yo El Supremo / Moi Le Suprme (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9782858161560
ISBN-10: 2858161569
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Son of Man
1988 - Son of Man (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780853457671
ISBN-10: 0853457670
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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ITHE SUPREME-V264
1987 - Ithe Supreme-v264 [Aventura] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780394752648
ISBN-10: 0394752643
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Moi le suprme
1985 - Moi Le Suprme (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9782253034971
ISBN-10: 2253034975
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Hijo De Hombre/son of Man [Spanish Edition] (Other)
Pollito De Fuego El [Spanish Edition] (Hardcover)
Moi Le Supreme
Moi Le Supreme (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9782253022923
ISBN-10: 2253022926
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YO EL SUPREMO
Yo El Supremo (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9788401425424
ISBN-10: 8401425425
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Moriencia
Moriencia [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9788401903175
ISBN-10: 8401903173
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Reference
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El trueno entre las hojas
El Trueno Entre Las Hojas (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9788440719911
ISBN-10: 8440719914
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Poesias Reunidas [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)