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.