Brazil's Folk-Popular Poetry – A Literatura De Cordel

A Bilingual Anthology in English and Portuguese
  • Published: March 2010
  • Format: Perfect Bound Softcover(B/W)
  • Pages: 168
  • Size: 6x9
  • ISBN: 9781426924699
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Brazil's folk-popular poetry – "a literatura de cordel," – is perhaps the most important and vibrant variant of poetry of the masses in western culture. But not many people in the English-speaking world know much about it.

Written by a recognized scholar on the subject, Brazil’s Folk-Popular Poetry — A Literatura De Cordel notes the craft’s origins in Portugal in the 17th and 18th centuries and tells the story of how it developed and found a place in the hearts and minds of the people of Brazil.

Get ready to discover:

  • Beautiful narrative poetry from folk-popular poets who deserve to be discovered.
  • How the “cordel” spread from northeastern Brazil to the Amazon region, to Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo in the South, and later to Brasilia.
  • Why these poems are still relevant today.
  • And much more!
Become a fan of a poetry that documents religious beliefs, societal changes, views on national politics, and thoughts on morality.