|Born||April 25, 1939|
São Paulo, Brazil
|Died||July 5, 2020 (aged 81)|
São Paulo, Brazil
|Genre||Nonfiction, Memoir, Biography|
|Literary movement||Beat Generation|
Antônio Bivar Battistetti Lima (April 25, 1939 – July 5, 2020), better known simply as Antônio Bivar, was a Brazilian writer of the Beat Generation and playwright.
Born in São Paulo in 1939, Bivar moved to Ribeirão Preto in his teens and later worked as office assistant and office boy.
At the age of 21 he joined the Conservatório Nacional de Teatro in Rio de Janeiro, where he studied Performing arts.
In 1968, his plays Cordélia Brasil and Abre a janela e deixa entrar o ar puro e o sol da manhã both helped him the Moliére Award for best Playwright.
Between 1970 and 1972, Bivar spent most of his time traveling overseas due to his deteriorating relationship with the Brazilian military government. During his trips he saw the birth of the Punk subculture in London and became fascinated with the movement.
In the 1980s, Bivar started writing books. His favorite genres were biography and memoir and his favorite subjects were theatre, punk culture and the beatnik movement.
In 1982, Bivar organized O Começo do Fim do Mundo, Brazil's first punk festival which was held in his native São Paulo.
On July 5, 2020, Bivar died in São Paulo at the age of 81 due to complications brought on by COVID-19.
Simone de Beauvoir, pare de fumar, siga o exemplo de Gildinha Saraiva e comece a trabalhar, play, 1964
Cordélia Brasil, play, 1967
Abre a janela e deixa entrar o ar puro e o sol da manhã, play, 1968
O cão siamês, play, 1969
A passagem da rainha, play, 1969
Longe daqui, aqui mesmo, play, 1971
Alzira Power, play, 1973
Gente fina é outra coisa, play, 1976
Quarteto, play, 1976
O que é punk, 1982
A passagem da rainha, play, 1984
James Dean, biography, 1984
Verdes vales do fim do mundo, memoir, 1985
Alice, que delícia!, play, 1987
Longe daqui, aqui mesmo, memoir/travel, 1995
A três primeiras peças, 2002
Yolanda, biography, 2004
Jack Kerouac: o rei dos beatniks, biography, 2005
Bivar na corte de Bloomsbury, 2005
Histórias do Brasil Para Teatro, 2007
Contos atrevidos, 2009
O Teatro de Antônio Bivar/As Três Primeiras peças, 2010
Mundo adentro vida afora, memoir, 2014
Aos quatro ventos, biography, 2016
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