Paulo Coelho Alchemist

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Paulo Coelho is one among such writers who is the most widely published Brazilian author of all time. In total he has published 30 books, three of them are autobiographical, while majority of others are fictional. However all these novels are rooted in his life experiences? I n total he has sold more than 150 million books in over 150 countries worldwide and his works have been translated in 80 languages. The recipient of numerous prestigious international awards. he is a story teller with a power to inspire nations and to change people lives. Besides being an internationally acclaimed author, Coelho is an outspoken activist for peace and social justice. He is messenger of peace for the UN, an ambassador to the European Union for International Dialogue, A member of the board for the Shimon Peres Institute for Peace. Coelho was born on August 24, 1947 into a middle class family in Rio de Janerio. He attended school run by the Jesuits, in accordance with the wishes of his parents, who were devout Catholics. However Coelho was a willful and rebellious child. He aspired to pursue a career as a writer - a …show more content…
The Alchemist was noted as one of the 20th. Century most important literary phenomenon. Since Coelho entered for the second time in the Guinness Book of records in Oct. 2008 with his book ‘The Alchemist’ as, the most translated book in the world ( in 67 languages) . It has been edited in more than 150 countries and so far 35 million copies have been sold. It is a novel that is rich of metamorphic language and it reflects Coelho’s personal experiences in learning alchemist for 11 years. The main character, Santiago, who goes to a far away country just to pursue his dream, actually reflects the author who never gave up and followed in his dream to be writer despite many difficulties that encountered on his road to

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