Katerina Gogou

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Katerina Gogou
Born (1940-06-01)1 June 1940
Athens, Greece
Died 3 October 1993(1993-10-03) (aged 53)
Exarcheia, Athens, Greece
Nationality Greek
Occupation Artist, poet, actress
Notable work Films: To vary... peponi, Parangelia!, Ostria
Children Myrto Gogou

Katerina Gogou (Greek: Κατερίνα Γώγου; 1 June 1940 – 3 October 1993) was a Greek poet, author and actress. Before her suicide by pill overdose at the age of 53, Gogou appeared in over thirty Greek films.[1]

Early life[edit]

Gogou was born in Athens, Greece. Early in her childhood she experienced the Nazi occupation of Greece that began in 1941.[2]

One of her books, Three Clicks Left, was translated into English in 1983 by Jack Hirschman and published by Night Horn Books in San Francisco.[3] The Greek title was 'Τρία κλικ αριστερά'; it was first published by Kastaniotis in 1978. Her poetry was known for its rebellious and anarcho-communist content.

Numerous poems written by Gogou appeared in Parangelia (παραγγελιά), a Greek film about the life of Nikos Koemtzis who, in 1973, killed three individuals (two of whom were policemen) and injured another eight at a bouzouki club in Athens over a dance.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Katerina Gogou". The Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 24 August 2015. 
  2. ^ "Gogou, Katerina: Athens' anarchist poetess, 1940-1993". Libcom.org. Retrieved 24 August 2015. 
  3. ^ Jack Hirschman translation of Three Clicks Left

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