|Gabriel Casaccia Bibolini|
April 20, 1907|
|Died||November 24, 1980
Buenos Aires, Argentina
|Occupation||Novelist, short story writer, playwright|
|Notable works||La Babosa, La Llaga|
Gabriel Casaccia Bibolini (April 20, 1907 – November 24, 1980) was a Paraguayan novelist. He is considered the father of modern Paraguayan literature. Augusto Roa Bastos, another notable Paraguayan novelist, is quoted as saying “Gabriel Casaccia is the founder of modern Paraguayan narrative, which gives, in good measure, a fundamental character to all of his work and, to its author, the unusual merit of having launched the genre in a country which was fictionally unknown.”
Casaccia was born in Asunción, Paraguay.Son of Benigno Casaccia and Margarita Bibolini, both Italian immigrants. He studied at the Colegio Nacional de la Capital, one of the most prestigious public high schools in the country, and finished his Law studies at Universidad Nacional de Asuncion. Cassacia then started work as a journalist, writing for El Liberal, El Diario and several other magazines in Asunción before devoting himself entirely to fiction. During his first 17 years as a writer he used the name "Benigno Casaccia Bibolini", until he adopted the name of "Gabriel Casaccia", under which his best known works were produced.
Casaccia died in Buenos Aires, on November 24, 1980.
Casaccia authored seven novels, two short stories, and a play. Ordered chronologically, his works are:
- “Hombres y Mujeres Fantoches” (1930)
- “El Bandolero” (1932)
- “El Guajhu” (1938)
- “Mario Pareda” (1939)
- ”El Pozo” (1947)
- ”La Babosa" (1952)
- “La Llaga” (1963)
- ”Los Exiliados” (1966)
- “Los Herederos” (1975)
- “Los Huertas” (1981), which was published posthumously
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