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Augusto Roa Bastos (1917–2005)

Augusto Roa Bastos was born on June 13, 1917 in Asunción, Paraguay. He was a writer and actor, known for Alias Big Shot (1961), Shunko (1960) and The Terrorist (1962). He was married to Iris Giménez and Muñeca Duarte Rodi. He died on April 26, 2005 in Asunción. See full bio »


(age 87) in Asunción, Paraguay

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Known For

Shunko Writer
The Terrorist Writer
Soluna Writer


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 1969 Soluna (writer)
 1966 Punishment to the Traitor (short story "Encuentro con el traidor")
 1964 La boda
 1962 The Terrorist
 1961 La sed (novel "Hijo de hombre, chapter La sed") / (screenplay)
 1960 Shunko
 1959 La sangre y la semilla (writer)
 1959 Put Out or Shut Up (story)
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 1985 La clave (TV Series)
- Hispanoamérica (1985)
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 1998 El portón de los sueños (Documentary)

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Novel: "Mijo de Hombre" (filmed as La sed (1961)).

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Winner of the Cervantes Prize for Literature in Spanish, he was considered Paraguay's most important contemporary writer. He lived in exile for 42 years, leaving his homeland voluntarily because of political upheaval, but returning for good in the mid-1990s. He was often mentioned as a candidate for the Nobel Prize for Literature. Along with books, poems, and plays, he wrote screenplays, many of ... See more »

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