"Stories on a String" - Folheto chapbooks from Brazil

"Stories on a String" - Folheto chapbooks from Brazil
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"Stories on a String" - Folheto chapbooks from Brazil
"Stories on a String" - Folheto chapbooks from Brazil
"Stories on a String" - Folheto chapbooks from Brazil
"Stories on a String" - Folheto chapbooks from Brazil
"Stories on a String" - Folheto chapbooks from Brazil
"Stories on a String" - Folheto chapbooks from Brazil
SKU: BRFT-01

"Stories on a String" - Folheto chapbooks from North-East Brazil.
Assorted hand-printed pamphlets from Pernambuco and Ceara, by Jose Borges, Abraao Batista and others.  Written in (Portuguese) verse, printed in small presses with hand-printed woodcut cover art.  Generally 12 pages long, 6 1/2" x 4 1/2" in size. 

José Francisco Borges and Ivan Borges display finished print and woodblock. (Photo by A H Fisher)

Artist and poet José Francisco Borges is Brazil's best-known folk artist working in the wood-cut medium, and his work has been exhibited all over the world. But he comes out of a long tradition of folk poet/artists who publish their own work in the form of small (generally about 6" by 9") cheap chap-books or pamphlets written in verse, known as folhetos. They are also known as literatura de cordel after the way vendors sell them in the marketplace, hanging over a string.

Jose Francisco Borges, 2005 from the New York Tmes

Artist and poet José Francisco Borges was born in 1935 in the village of Bezerros, Pernambuco state, in Northeastern Brazil. Today Borges is Brazil's best-known folk artist working in the wood-cut medium, and his work has been exhibited all over the world. But he comes out of a long tradition of folk poet/artists who publish their own work in the form of small (generally about 6" by 9") cheap chap-books or pamphlets written in verse, known as folhetos.

Abraão Batista, 2007 (Photo by A H Fisher)

 

Abraão Batista was born on April 4th, 1935 in Juareiro do Norte, the state of Ceara, Brazil.  He is renowned for both his poetry and his woodcuts.  He is known for satiric nature of his folhetos, which often incorporate figures and themes from mass culture and curtent events.  These include such titles as "The meeting of Lampião with Kung Fu in Juazeiro, Ceará", and " Os sexorais do Presidente Bil Clintom namorador e Monica Levinsque", about the "Philandering of Bill Clinton with Monica Lewinsky", and "9/11".

$14 for 3
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