Augusto Roa Bastos

1917 - 2005

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Augusto Roa Bastos (13 June 1917 – 26 April 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 literature's most prestigious prize. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Augusto Roa Bastos has received more than 89,203 page views. His biography is available in 39 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 36 in 2019). Augusto Roa Bastos is the 1,583rd most popular writer (down from 1,473rd in 2019), the 5th most popular biography from Paraguay (up from 6th in 2019) and the most popular Paraguayan Writer.

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Among writers, Augusto Roa Bastos ranks 1,583 out of 5,794Before him are Semonides of Amorgos, Enzo of Sardinia, Arseny Tarkovsky, Watchman Nee, Sri Chinmoy, and Anna Leonowens. After him are John Gay, James Bond, André Brink, Robert Southey, Johanna Schopenhauer, and Fritz Gerlich.

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Among people born in 1917, Augusto Roa Bastos ranks 94Before him are Atle Selberg, Otto Kittel, Pál Maléter, Asmahan, Andrew Wyeth, and Maurice Trintignant. After him are Jean Rouch, Alparslan Türkeş, Suzy Delair, Zhang Chunqiao, Giuseppe De Santis, and Vasily Petrov. Among people deceased in 2005, Augusto Roa Bastos ranks 68Before him are Mary Jackson, Ba Jin, Urie Bronfenbrenner, Charly Gaul, Victoria de los Ángeles, and Maurice Trintignant. After him are John DeLorean, Yao Wenyuan, Narriman Sadek, Richard Pryor, Dana Elcar, and Zhang Chunqiao.

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In Paraguay

Among people born in Paraguay, Augusto Roa Bastos ranks 5 out of 145Before him are Alfredo Stroessner (1912), Francisco Solano López (1827), José Luis Chilavert (1965), and José Gaspar Rodríguez de Francia (1766). After him are Agustín Barrios (1885), Fernando Lugo (1951), Carlos Antonio López (1792), Arsenio Erico (1915), Andrés Rodríguez (1923), Horacio Cartes (1956), and Julio César Romero (1960).

Among WRITERS In Paraguay

Among writers born in Paraguay, Augusto Roa Bastos ranks 1