Literary obituaries

  • Augusto Roa Bastos, the Paraguayan author of I, the Supreme, a novel centered on 19th Century dictator Gaspar Rodriguez de Francia, has passed on. Roa Bastos won the Cervantes Prize, the most esteemed prize in Spanish letters. He lived in exile for 42 years before returning to Paraguay in the mid-90s. (Thanks to David for the news.)


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