“Literatura de Cordel” or “Cordel Literature or Literature on a string” represents a Brazilian literary tradition that revolves around selling these chapbooks by hanging them on strings at the stalls primarily in Northeastern Brazil. At the UC Berkeley library, we will be launching a limited collecting activity around developing a sustainable collection of these booklets. Most of these booklets are as a rule deposited in the Special Collections departments and circulate on a limited basis. As these do not go out on the Interlibrary Loan, it was deemed necessary to support and instructions of Professor Candace Slater and Professor Nathaniel Wolfson through limited acquisitions of these literary objects. Professor Slater’s book on the genre is well-known. Please click on the icon below to access the images. The booklets will be deposited for building use only in our NRLF upon cataloging.
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