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The things that have come into being change continually. The man with a good memory remembers nothing because he forgets nothing. ---->>>

What happens is that your wretched memory remembers the words and forgets what's behind them. ---->>>

In all nations an exceptional man exists that compensates the deficiencies of the remainder. In those moments, when humanity is found collectively in a state of decadence, there always remain those exceptional beings as point of reference. ---->>>

Anyone who attempts to relate his life loses himself in the immediate. One can only speak of another. ---->>>


Nationality: Paraguayan
Born: 06-13, 1917
Die: 04-26, 2005
Occupation: Novelist

Augusto Roa Bastos (June 13, 1917 – April 26, 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 (wikipedia)