Papel volante  

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Papel volante is a Portuguese name that designates a form of popular literature that may include popular prints. They date from the seventeenth to twentieth centuries, and are usually in an eight page quarto format. They were at their height in the eighteenth century. They are similar to the French literature of colportage, English chapbooks or to the Spanish pliegos. They are also known as literatura de cordel (string literature), particularly in the northeast of Brazil.




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