Themes of Augusto Roa Bastos’s I the Supreme

Analysis of Augusto Roa Bastos’s I, the Supreme

I, the Supreme is based on the life of Paraguayan dictator José Gaspar Rodríguez de Francia (1766–1840). Francia came to power in 1811, and in 1814 he designated himself “perpetual dictator.” He ruled Paraguay with a stern hand and violent… Read More ›