Pedro Lemebel

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Lemebel and the second or maternal family name is Mardones.
Pedro Lemebel in 2005

Pedro Segundo Mardones Lemebel (21 November 1952 – 23 January 2015) was an openly gay Chilean essayist, chronicler, and novelist. He was known for his cutting critique of authoritarianism and for his humorous depiction of Chilean popular culture, from a queer perspective. He was nominated for Chile's National Literature Prize in 2014. He died of cancer of the larynx on 23 January 2015 in Santiago, Chile.[1]

List of works[edit]

  • Loco afán: Crónicas del sidario (chronicles). Santiago: LOM, 1996.
  • De perlas y cicatrices (chronicles). Santiago: LOM, 1998.
  • Tengo miedo torero (novel). Santiago: Grupo Editorial Planeta, 2001. (translated as My Tender Matador, published by Grove)
  • La esquina es mi corazón (chronicles). Santiago: Seix Barral, 2001.
  • Zanjón de la Aguada. Santiago: Seix Barral, 2003.
  • Adiós, mariquita linda.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Grupo Copesa (23 January 2015). "Muere el escritor nacional Pedro Lemebel a los 62 años". latercera.com. Retrieved 23 January 2015. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Henri Billard, "Y la mariquita le dijo al torero... Pedro Lemebel, figura de resistancia cultural", L'écriture de Pedro Lemebel, Nouvelles pratiques identitaires et scripturale, sous la direction de María A. Semilla Durán, Publications de l'université de Saint-Etienne, Saint-Etienne, 2012, pp. 15–25.
  • Henri Billard, "Las cicatrices del margen: resistencia cultural y lucha identitaria en las crónicas urbanas de Pedro Lemebel", Éste que ves, engaño colorido, Literarias, culturas y sujetos alternos en América Latina, sous la direction de Chiara Bolognese, Fernanda Bustamante, Mauricio Zabalgoitia, Icaria, Barcelona, 2012, pp. 311–318.
  • Fernando A. Blanco (ed.), Reinas de otro cielo: Modernidad y autoritarismo en la obra de Pedro Lemebel. Santiago de Chile: LOM, 2004.
  • Fernando A. Blanco y Juan Poblete (eds.) Desdén al Infortunio. Sujeto, narración y público en la narrativa de Pedro Lemebel. Santiago de Chile: Cuarto Propio, 2010.
  • Diana Palaversich, translated by Paul Allatson "The Wounded Body of Proletarian Homosexuality in Pedro Lemebel's Loco afan" Latin American Perspectives 29.2 (March 2002): 99-118.

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