Elias Petropoulos: “Kaliarda” Book Cover • Ηλία Πετρόπουλου: “Καλιαρντά” Εξώφυλλο βιβλίου

Original Painting for the book of

Elias Petropoulos

Kaliarda*

[An Etymological Dictionary of Greek Homosexual Slang]

“the jargon or argot of a group, often employed to exclude or mislead people outside the group.”

Πρωτότυπη εικονογράφιση για το βιβλίο του

Ηλία Πετρόπουλου

Καλιαρντά

[Λεξικό της αργκό των ομοφυλοφίλων στην Ελλάδα]

c. 1974

Original illustration Πρωτότυπη Εικονογράφηση

Anakreon Kanavakis Ανακρέων Καναβάκης

19 thoughts on “Elias Petropoulos: “Kaliarda” Book Cover • Ηλία Πετρόπουλου: “Καλιαρντά” Εξώφυλλο βιβλίου

  1. That’s a a fascinating cover.

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    1. Thank you, my friend. So glad you like it! This was a book that got the author prison time, during dictatorship!

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      1. I was going to ask if such a book caused the author problems… I guess the answer is yes!

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        1. Considering it was early 70s and under a dictatorship with zero freedom of speech, it’s no wonder. He actually did time back then.

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          1. I saw that! Crazy…

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            1. …and that was the book that just added more years of prison. The first one was “Rebetica: songs of the underworld”.

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            2. Awful to live in such a state. So glad those days are over.

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            3. Yes, they are… well, even if speech control is still alive and kicking. 😉

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      2. That’s serious. These days they would imprison the designer as well.

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        1. Yep… well, to this day, I have no idea how my father evaded imprisonment.
          As I was saying to Dale, censorship today is probably worse. One has no clue where it’s coming from!

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          1. In a world full of perpetually offended people, censorship comes from all directions and from people who should have no say about anything you and I have to say, write, draw, paint, photograph or think. But they think their precious, weak and vulnerable sensibilities are above everyone else’s.

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            1. …the “perpetually offended people”, I know that kind! 😉

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