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Emanuel Pimenta began writing very early and started with fiction. One of his first works of fiction is titled The Invasion of Pigs, written in the first half of 1971, when he was only thirteen years old. It is a Kafkaesque and surreal journey of a painter who accidentally creates a time machine, dooming Humanity. From then on, he never stopped his journey in the field of literature. In 1975 he started working and studying with the renowned poet, journalist and writer Jorge Medauar, a process that would be extended until the year of 1979. In 1975 he became writer at his father's industry of clocks, were he was responsible not only for the press communication but also for the creation and revision of new texts. In 1978 he participated and had his works included in the New Writers' Meeting, along with the Brazilian celebrated writers Jorge Medauar, Ligia Fagundes Telles and Ignacio de Loyola Brandão among others. In 1980 he attended the course Mario de Andrade - Modernism in Brazilian Literature from 1914 to 1918, by Professor Tele Porto Ancona Lopes, at the Casa Brasileira Museum in Sao Paulo. Also in 1980 he published his first book titled Lagoa da Canoa, written in 1974, with two stories, which was released at the First Biennale of the Book, Biennale of Sao Paulo. That same year he released his second book, Maresia, with poems written between 1975 and 1976. Between 1981 and 1983 he studied Semiotics and Theory of Thought, Charles Sanders Peirce's theories, with Professor Roti Nielba Turin - research which he extended through practically all life. In 1981 his literary works were included in the First Open Book Meeting, along with the writers and poets Jorge Medauar, Mario Quintana and Ferreira Gullar among others, at the Mario de Andrade Municipal Library of São Paulo. In 1981, guided by Hans Joachim Koellreutter, his master on music and aesthetics, Emanuel Pimenta stopped his production on fiction, concentrating only on philosophy and aesthetics. He would come to produce works of fiction and some biographies only twenty years later, after the year 2000. In 1981 started collaborating, as columnist, for several newspapers and magazines, like the newspaper Folha de Sao Paulo, the music magazine Som Três, directed by Maurício Kubrusly, the magazine of architecture and urbanism Projeto among several others in various countries and especially with the newspaper O Estado de Sao Paulo, whose his regular collaboration extends to the 1990s. In this intense activity as journalist and more especially as critic, Emanuel Pimenta wrote about art, music and culture, producing hundreds of texts. In 1983, as listener, he attended at the post graduation course on Communication and Semiotics at PUC Pontificia Universidade Catolica de Sao Paulo, with Professor Décio Pignatari. In 1984 he released his third book, TAPAS - Architecture and the Unconscious. It is a book on aesthetics, created with computers, and that takes its form as content. TAPAS had an introduction by Jorge Medauar, a non-verbal presentation by the concrete painter Mauricio Nogueira Lima and the cover written by the concrete poet Décio Pignatari. In 1985, he designed Pignatari's visual poem Vocogramas, for the author - it was a publication sent to Octavio Paz's magazine Plural, in Mexico City. In 1986, he attended the course Literary Culture in Portugal, at the Portuguese Studies Department, Faculty of Philosophy, Sociology and Humanities of the University of São Paulo USP. In early 1986, he moved to Europe, from where he started a regular collaboration with John Cage, Merce Cunningham and René Berger. From 1995 to 2005 he was Editorial Director of RISK Arte Oggi - magazine of art and culture, in Milan, Italy. In the 2000s he was advisor for the international magazine of art and science FORM, in Tokyo, Japan. Since 2007, he has been a member of the international journal of art and science Technoetic Arts, directed by Roy Ascott, in Bristol, United Kingdom. Gradually, after the year 2000, he restarted producing works of fiction, like crowdknowspear, a long poem based on Walt Whitman's work; WAR, of 2003, another long poem, this time about the phenomenon of war; On Nature, dated of 2004, written after Ralph Waldo Emerson's works; On Friendship, of 2005, after the work by Caius Tulius Cicero - all them originally written in English, and with a strong metalinguistic nature. Throughout the last more than thirty years he never stopped writing his theoretical texts on aesthetics, like One, dated of 1991, as the result of his lectures at the University of New York; Mind, Scarlet Ocean, dated of 2006, which is considered the first text about mirror neurons and aesthetics; Mondo - Literature and Democracy, from that same year, which was the result of his lecture at the Georgetown University, in the United States; Low Power Society - Continuous Hyperconsumption and the End of the Medium Class in a Hyperurban Planet, launched in 2008, which has been a great success around the world, or Time Zero, of 2010, published after his lectures in New York City. In 2003 he launched his book John Cage: The Silence of Music - published in two different editions, in English and in Italian - considered one of the best books ever written about the American composer, his great friend. In 2008 it was the world première of his opera DANTE, the first opera about Dante Alighieri in the history of music, at the Abstracta Festival in Rome, Italy - he was not only the composer of the opera but also author of the libretto, which took five years of studies on Dante Alighieri's ancient Italian text. In 2008 he started a series of fiction books developed under the concept of pulp fiction, cheap literature. He also translated The Song of Songs, starting from the Aramaic, in his brief incursion into the Hebrew in 1998; also fragments of Shakespeare and Baudelaire. The literary production of Emanuel Pimenta is vast, with thousands of pages written and published in several countries. His texts have been regularly published in several Internet sites, like Vitruvius, in Brazil; Triple V in Portugal; and Bookrix in the United States among others.


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