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

A Bilingual Anthology in English and Portuguese

by Mark J. Curran



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 3/11/2010

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 168
ISBN : 9781426924699
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 1
ISBN : 9781466987920

About the Book

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.

About the Author

Mark J. Curran, professor emeritus at Arizona State University, taught Spanish and Portuguese Languages and Culture from 1968 to 2002. He is a recognized authority on Brazil's folk-popular poetry, and he has published twenty-five scholarly articles and seven books on the topic in the U.S., Brazil, and Spain.