(Spain 1876 - France 1910), son of an aristocratic family, left Madrid in 1902 after the scandal of an attempt to duel. He landed in Buenos Aires. He began to dedicate himself to journalism although he once again tries to mourn, then he follows his star and in 1904 he settled in the city of Asunción. Being able to enjoy the dividends of family capital, in Paraguay he committed himself to the reality of the mensúes, the poor, the slaves, the yerberos. He adopted Paraguay as his cradle. With the heart in Asunción; Between Buenos Aires, the Brazilian Mato Grosso and Montevideo, his political commitment embraced anarchism as an ideology, from where he works with exquisite taste in the goldsmithing of words from the barricades.
Prey of a deadly tuberculosis he left for Europe in search of healing but death reached him in 1910. He was 34 brief years old and enough fuel for the legend.
Rafael Barrett only published “Moralidades actual” in 1909 while he was alive, with a very good reception. The year after his death, “El Paraguayan Pain” will be released. The rest of his work, dispersed in various publications of the Río de la Plata, was patiently compiled, re-edited, disseminated and recommended with special affection, generally by libertarian hands, to the scandal of the powerful, beyond the convenience of the publishing market.