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Literatura de Cordel

Literatura de Cordel or string literature is printed booklets containing poems, songs, and folk novels. It is very popular throughout the Northeast of Brazil, and can be found at almost any fair or street vendor in Ceará. Many of the poems, songs, and folk novels found in the literatura de cordel have a strong Portuguese or Spanish influence. Click on the links below to find examples of the literatura de cordel of Ceará.

 

Literatura de Cordel example