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Alphabe Thursday … L is for Leandro [Gomes de Barro]

August 7, 2014

So (clutching at straws already 4 hours behind) I continue on the cordel theme.  Three of the codels I have written Portuguese are by Leandro Gomes de Barros (1865-1918) who was a poet of Brazilian musical literature.

He is considered the first Brazilian writer of pamphlet literature, having written some 240 works. In his time, he was nicknamed “The First without Second”, and is still considered the most popular poet of Brazil of all time, author of several classic and absolute blockbuster, with many brochures that go beyond the millions of copies sold .

Leandro Gomes de Barros with the attributes of a businessman and artist, founded a printing and publishing works in 1906 where other writers could share his facilities. It is told, his flyers littered the north east Brazil and considered by some to be the the most widely read writers of ‘popular’

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7 Comments leave one →
  1. August 7, 2014 1:29 pm

    An interesting poet for me to read. Thank you.

  2. August 7, 2014 3:36 pm

    Lovely poetry and choice for L

    artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

  3. August 7, 2014 4:54 pm

    A poet that is new to me.. Thank you!

  4. August 7, 2014 9:38 pm

    I haven’t heard of him. Always glad to get a new tip on a poet.

  5. August 10, 2014 1:29 am

    How very interesting!

  6. August 18, 2014 10:19 pm

    Leandro sounds like a fascinating poet!

    I’ve not heard of him before so it was wonderful to learn something new today!

    Thank you for linking to the letter L.


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