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Brazilian cordel literature collection, 1924-1990

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Finding aid for the Brazilian cordel literature collection, 1924-1990

Title: Brazilian cordel literature collection
Dates: 1924-1990
Number: 950072
Extent: 4.5 linear feet (10 boxes)
Abstract: The Brazilian cordel literature collection contains over 2000 pamphlets of popular literature known in Portuguese as literatura de cordel or "string literature." Traditionally, literatura de cordel is composed in verse and illustrated with woodcuts on the front cover, and it derives its name from the way it is sold suspended by a string in Brazilian open-air markets. The collection includes pamphlets published between 1924 and 1990 arranged into four series by region of publication: Center-West, Northeast, Southeast, and Undetermined. The collection inventory provides the title of each pamphlet in the collection.
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Language: Collection material is in Portuguese
Repository: The Getty Research Institute
Special Collections
1200 Getty Center Drive, Suite 1100
Los Angeles, California, 90049-1688
(310) 440-7390
Author: Finding aid prepared by Ashley Larson


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