A novel which was initally late, of low impact and badly seen by critics. Juan de la Rosa: memories of the last soldier of indipendence written by Nataniel Aguirre (1843-1888).
Written from the perspective of a retired soldier of seventy two, this bolivian novelist tells abou what happened in Bolivia during the years 1809 and 1811, with the insurection of La Paz and the independance of Cochabamba. Juan, the main character, tells about his childyears and the historical circumstances in which he lived, talking about both victories and the fight for independance. He has a different point of view from the one of the official historians, achieves dramatic scenarios and vigorous descriptions like the rising of the coronilla women in Cochabamba against they royalist army.