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Reporter, performance artistchronicler. He returned to writing in the s starting with series of urban chronicles that was published in Chilean newspapers, magazines and read on the radio.
With a poetic prose that is at the same time self-deprecating, consequential, refers to an “other”, irreverent, over elaborate and corny, he mixes reality with fiction, which he uses to denounce the lembeel parts of his works. Lemebel was pwdro known as a communist.
The portraits later became part of an exhibition at the D12 Gallery in Chile. He was well-known and recognized for his extravagant personality and for referring to himself as a “queen. Their work crossed over into performances, transvestism, photography, video and various art installations. In the middle of the ceremony, Lemebel and Casas appeared offering Zurita a crown of thorns that the poet did not accept. The disruption and performances of the collective brought Lemebel into public limelight in Chile.
He died of laryngeal cancer in January Views Read Edit View history. He subsequently became a high school art lovo  but was let go based on the presumption of his homosexuality. He died of cancer of the larynx on 23 January in Santiago, Chile. Margins as a site of political transgression in the works of diamela eltit, guadalupe santa cruz and pedro lemebel Thesis. His remains are buried in the Metropolitan Cemetery of Santiago.
Loco Afan : Cronicas De Sidario by Pedro Lemebel (1996, Book)
Pedro Segundo Mardones Lemebel 21 November — 23 January was an openly gay Chilean essayist, chronicler, and novelist. Retrieved 23 January He was nominated for Chile’s National Literature Prize in Pedro was heavily connected with the color red, but not with the red of the political party, but with the red of blood.
This name uses Spanish naming customs: The following year he created the program “Cancionero” for the radio show “Radio Tiena. His extensive efforts in breaking the norm through his unique self-expression in his written works and activism have left a lasting impact on society and are part of his legacy.
He gained international recognition with his novel Tengo miedo torero which was the first book translated into English. AIDS Chroniclesa piece of 31 short texts and images that detailed the journey of a group of marginalized gay youths in Chile through the period of dictatorship to the outbreak of AIDS.
Josephina Alemparte, editor of Seal Planet, declared that the book was going to be presented in the book fair of Santiago but for health reasons this was postponed. The importance of Pedro Lemebel is not only value for his talent as a writer, but also as a person full of defiance in a conservative and machista country. Inboth Lemebel and Casas recreated a series of vignettes under the direction of Mario Vivado.
Until his death, Lemebel work in his book that revealed his friendship with the deceased Gladys Marin, titled “Mi querida Gladys. In andLemebel wrote two books in a chronicle and hybrid literary style,  a combination of reportage, memoir, public address, fiction and socio-political historical analysis.
Earlier in his career, Lemebel had attended workshops of the Society of Chilean Writers and gained the friendship of some feminist writers such as Pia Barros  who later helped published his first book, Incontables.
His works are usually tragic-comedies and aggressive, in constant rejection of right wing politics and the Chilean upper class. Inhe disrupted a meeting of Chile’s left wing groups opposed to Augusto Pinochet ‘s dictatorship. This performing duo made appearances sabotaging book launches, art expositions and even political discussions.
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The book would later gain international recognition after being translated into English, then French and Italian. The next year they appeared in the Cariola theater during a meeting of intellectuals with presidential candidate Patricio Aylwin, whom the following year would be elected the first president of Chile after the restoration of democracy and the end of the dictatorship. He was known for his cutting critique of authoritarianism and for his humorous depiction afsn Chilean popular culture, from a queer perspective.
Lemebel was born as Pedro Mardones Lemebel, but when he decided to take the last name of his mother, was the first big political decision that reaffirmed his commitment towards his homosexual side, a side that was later incorporated into his literary works.
Retrieved from ” https: Both writers often turned into agents of their own text and created an interpretation from homosexual reality and an interruption of institutional discussions during the age of the dictator. In between and”The Mares of the Apocalypse” carried out at lease fifteen public interventions and in locl no more than twenty.
This work was followed a year later by Adios Mariquita Lindaanother anthology of chronicles that maintained the same tendencies of his previous works. Lemebel was given a Guggenheim Foundation scholarship in for his literary accomplishments leading to increase appearances in forums and seminars in Chile and US.
Blood of the humble and simple people. Since the year he began to mention in interviews that he was writing a new novel intended for release in or to be published by the Planet editorial. In the late s, Lemebel lodo to be identified by his maternal name which was Lemebel as his choice for surname.
The duo called the group “The Mares of the Apocalypse,”or “Yeguas del Apocalipsis,” a reference to the biblical “Horsemen of the Apocalypse” that appear in the New Testament. In he published his first novel Tengo Leemebel Torero a difficult story of contextualized love during the attempt on the life of Augusto Pinochet September 7, In an interview the writer would explain his choice of name change as the following, “Lemebel is a gesture of femininity, to engrave a maternal last name, to acknowledge my washer mother in light of the illegality of homosexual s and transvestite s.
Inhe published as his first major work, the book Incontables, a compilation of short stories  under the feminist publication label, Ergo Sum.
Lemebel was much more than a writer; he was a free man, an artist, a political and popular icon, but more than anything a rebel and a voice for the homosexual community.
For the presentation lcoo the book, Lemebel arrived in a red dress with a feathered headdress, at a ceremony with many people lemebek was public with politicians, filmmakers, journalists and a few writers.