Folklorist Lived in: Greece , France. Born in Athens in , he studied law at the University of Thessaloniki and Turkish Studies in Paris where he settled in He was a tireless writer and researcher and wrote until when he died of cancer. According to his will, his body was cremated and his ashes were thrown into the sewer.
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Folklorist Lived in: Greece , France. Born in Athens in , he studied law at the University of Thessaloniki and Turkish Studies in Paris where he settled in He was a tireless writer and researcher and wrote until when he died of cancer. According to his will, his body was cremated and his ashes were thrown into the sewer. Elias Petropoulos became known to the general public with his book The manual of the good thief issued in Athens in by the publishing house Nephele and undeniable is the value of the first rempetologikis study in Greece that even today a reference point for the study rebetiko-perithoriou- way of life, Rembetica songs Athens , issued many times since then, with several additions and improvements.
Among his works are still famous The holy chasisaki, Underworld and Karagiozis, History Once, Kapandais and thugs, and the last of which was released in , the Proverbs of the underworld. In he published the book of Elytis, Moralis, Tsarouhis.
The three poetic works Petropoulos follow the same perspective that appears in all its work. Thus, in cruel and unusual poetry, we encounter the same subversive character — but we here presented with tender moments of the emotional world. The last book was never nothing and published in Athens in In they released poems from this collection, set to music by Marina Kanavaki, an album with the same title. Petropoulos censored and condemned four times by the Greek courts for anarchic, nihilistic character of his writings.
To book Rebetika songs, not brought censorship stamp, the junta sentenced him to five months in prison in , as for Kaliarnta and the text body, published in the journal Tram. By , ie for more than 25 years and up to 70 of at pending against conviction to imprisonment for insulting religion. Issued about 80 books and over a thousand articles exploring taboo or marginal issues hashish rebetiko underworld, prostitution, sexuality, prison.
He died on September 3, in Paris. During his death, he asked to be cremated and his ashes thrown into the sewer. The unpublished work is huge, some of which are lexical. Opinions In it was published in the Sunday Eleftherotypia previous author interview translator Liliana Kotevski on behalf of the magazine Skopje seasons.
Chronology Birth on 26 June in Athens The family moves Petropoulos Thessaloniki on transfer of his father, an official of the State. His father left for the front. He never found his body, which marked him deeply. While working as an employee of the Municipality of Thessaloniki. At that time dismissed by the Municipality of Thessaloniki as a communist under the notorious Law for anti-national action.
Unemployed as featured. Called the Prosecution for questioning. He is studying for three years Turcology the Ecole Pratique. Certainly compulsorily treated Gentile, but my country koureliazei. There I wish I pressed again in Athens. And I said to my wife: -when died here, in Paris, to burn my corpse to the crematorium and throw the ashes into the sewer. Such is my will. Nephele Underworld.
Elias Petropoulos - An Underground World