El Alquimista (Hardcover)

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Description


Exuberante, evocativo y profundamente humano, El Alquimista es un eterno testamento al poder transformador de nuestros sueños y a la importancia de escuchar a nuestros corazones.

About the Author


The Brazilian author PAULO COELHO is considered one of the most influential authors of our times. His books have sold more than 165 million copies worldwide, have been released in 170 countries and been translated into 80 languages. Born in Rio de Janeiro in 1947, he soon discovered his vocation for writing. He worked as a director, theater actor, songwriter and journalist. His collaboration with Brazilian composer and singer Raul Seixas gave some of the greatest classic rock songs in Brazil. In 1986, a special meeting led him to make the pilgrimage to Saint James Compostela (in Spain). The Road to Santiago was not only a common pilgrimage but a turning point in his existence. A year later, he wrote 'The Pilgrimage', an autobiographical novel that is considered the beginning of his career. In the following year, COELHO published 'The Alchemist'. Slow initial sales convinced his first publisher to drop the novel, but it went on to become one of the best selling Brazilian books of all time. Other titles include 'Brida' (1990), 'The Valkyries' (1992), 'By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept' (1994), the collection of his best columns published in the Brazilian newspaper Folha de S. Paulo entitle 'Maktub' (1994), the compilation of texts 'Phrases' (1995), 'The Fifth Mountain' (1996), 'Manual of a Warrior of Light' (1997), 'Veronika decides to die' (1998), 'The Devil and Miss Prym' (2000), the compilation of traditional tales in 'Stories for parents, children and grandchildren' (2001), 'Eleven Minutes' (2003), 'The Zahir' (2005), 'Like the Flowing River' (2006), 'The Witch of Portobello' (2006), 'The Winner Stands Alone' (2008), 'Aleph' (2010), 'Manuscript found in Accra' (2012) and 'Adultery' (2014). He has received numerous prestigious international awards. He is member of the Academy of Letters of Brazil since 2002 and Messenger of Peace by the United Nations since 2007. In 2009 he received the Guinness World Record for the most translated author for the same book (The Alchemist). The man behind the author likes to write and practices Kyudo - a meditative archery. He loves reading, walking, football and computers. In that sense, he has always maintained a close contact with his readers but now, and thanks to the new media, he has established an incredible feedback with them. Paulo was the second most influential celebrity on Twitter in 2010 according to Forbes and he is the writer with the highest number of followers in the social media.

Praise For…


“A wise and inspiring fable about the pilgrimage that life should be.”
-M. Scott Peck

“An adventure story full of magic and wisdom.”
-Rudolfo Anaya, author of Bless Me, Ultima

“A touching, inspiring fable.”
-Indianapolis Star

“A magical little volume.”
-San Francisco Chronicle

“[This] Brazilian wizard makes books disappear from stores.”
-New York Times

“[His] books have had a life-enchanting effect on millions of people.”
-London Times

“A beautiful story with a pointed message for every reader.”
-Joseph Girzone, author of Joshua

“As memorable and meaningful as Saint-Exupery’s The Little Prince.”
-Austin American-Statesman

“A sweetly exotic tale for young and old alike.”
-Publishers Weekly

“A most tender and gentle story. It is a rare gem of a book.”
-Gerald G. Jampolsky, M.D., co-author of Change Our Mind, Change Your Life

“An entrepreneurial tale of universal wisdom we can apply to the business of our own lives.”
-Spencer Johnson, M.D., co-author of The One-Minute Manager

“A remarkable tale about the most magical of all journeys: the quest to fulfill one’s destiny.”
-Anthony Robbins, author of Awaken the Giant Within

Product Details
ISBN: 9780061351341
ISBN-10: 0061351342
Publisher: Rayo
Publication Date: April 10th, 2007
Pages: 180
Language: Spanish