1950 TWELVE Bound Issues RARE BRAZILIAN LITERARY NEWSPAPER "JORNAL DE LETRAS" #7-18
JORNAL DE LETRAS - ANO II - RIO DE JANEIRO - JANEIRO 1950 through DEZEMBRO 1950. Twelve Issues bound together in hardcovers.
A HISTORICALLY IMPORTANT, BOUND COLLECTION of this BRAZILIAN LITERARY NEWSPAPER, that was also VERY POLITICAL.
ARTICLES on BRAZILIAN WRITERS and POETS of the DAY, International Authors of Note, and other Arts, including Music (especially Black Jazz), Painting, and Cinema.
Many of the articles became very political, as Brazilian Writers and Poets began to rebel against Brazilian authority, restrictions, and right wing politics.
Very large format newspapers bound together in hardcovers, black paper covered boards title written in white on the spine: "Jornal de Letras No. 7-18", 13x18.5".
Monthly Brazilian Literary Newspaper, published in Rio de Janeiro. 12 issues, from January 1950 through December 1950.
The newspaper issues were presumably bound by the UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY, because there is an Ex-Libris Stamp of the "Berkeley Library / University of California" on the front pastedown.
Many (most?) of the issues seem to have 16 pages. All contain lots of Brazilian Literature and other Arts related articles, as well as Brazilian / Rio ads.
CONDITION: The covers have rubs, scrapes, and pokes; the spine ends are worn; overall the covers remain sturdy and are doing their job. Internally, the pages are toned, as is normal; the pages all have wear, including chipping, to their edges; some pages have edge tears that extend an inch or two; the pages are tender especially at the edges and edge pieces can come off easily; nonetheless, the issues are in generally GOOD condition, most pages are solid (though fragile at the edges), all are legible and clean, kept that way by having been nicely bound and probably very rarely used. The issues provide a great window into the Literary Blossoming and its Political Stance in Brazil in 1950.
I tried to provide enough images to give you a good idea of the types of articles and illustrations contained in these issues.
I found a Brazilian website that discusses the early years of JORNAL DE LETRAS, 1949-1951. Here is the original Portuguese TEXT of the site:
******Curiosidades do Jornal de Letras, 1949-1951
27 de março de 2013 em Escritores por: Roberta Fraga
O Jornal de Letras foi uma publicação que teve edições de 1949 a 1993, sob e edição de José Condé e seus irmãos João Condé e Elysio Condé. Era um panomara da arte no cenário do Rio de Janeiro e também nacional.
Lá, caso algum de vocês tenham o privilégio de ver algum dia in loco um exemplar do periódico, poderão ver o cotidiano da vida artística de grandes vultos das artes e da literatura.
Era também um pouco de revista de fofoca dos artistas, mostrando cenas do dia-a-dia da cidade, rotina de lanches na Academia Brasileira de Letras, opiniões, picuinhas artísticas, publicidade relacionada. ******
AND HERE IS THE TEXT AS GOOGLE TRANSLATED IT:
******Curiosities of Literature Journal 1949-1951, by: Robert Fraga, March 27, 2013.
The literary journal was a publication...edited by José Condé and his brothers John and Elysio Condé. It was an art panorama of Rio de Janeiro and also of the nation.
In these journals, if you have the privilege of seeing an early JORNAL copy, you may see the artistic life of the great figures of the arts and literature.
The publication was also a bit of artists gossip magazine, showing scenes of day-to-day city life, tidbits and routines in the Brazilian Academy of Letters, opinions, and even artistic nitpicking related advertising.******