El Manuscrito Encontrado en Accra (Paperback)

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No hay arma más poderosa que las palabras
14 de julio de 1099. Mientras Jerusalén se prepara para la invasión de los cruzados, un griego convoca una reunión con los jóvenes y los viejos, los hombres y las mujeres de la ciudad. El misterioso hombre, conocido por todos como Copta, no busca unirse a ninguna religión en particular, pero guarda en su memoria todo lo que ha escuchado para poder transmitirlo a las generaciones futuras.
“A partir de mañana, lo que era armonía se transformará en discordia. Lo que era alegría será sustituido por luto. Lo que era paz dará lugar a una guerra”, dijo Copta.
“Nadie sabe lo que nos reserva el mañana, porque cada día trae su mal o su bien”, siguió. “Por lo tanto, al preguntar lo que desean saber, olvidarán a las tropas que están allá afuera y el miedo que traen dentro. Nuestro legado no será decir a aquellos que heredarán la tierra lo que sucedió el día de hoy; la historia se encargará de hacerlo. Hablaremos, entonces, de nuestra vida cotidiana, de las dificultades que nos vimos obligados a enfrentar”.
Reunidos en la plaza, mientras esperan el ataque enemigo, la gente empieza a preguntar. Le preguntan acerca de los verdaderos enemigos, la derrota, la soledad. Le hacen preguntas sobre la lucha, el cambio, la belleza, el camino a seguir. Y después le preguntan sobre el amor, la lealtad, el destino, el sexo y la elegancia, el miedo, la ansiedad, la sabiduría y lo que aguarda en el futuro —todo esto y más.
Y Copta les contestó.
Ahora, casi mil años más tarde, las respuestas de este hombre sabio siguen siendo validas, y El manuscrito encontrando en Accra nos muestra los inextinguibles valores que quedan después de que todo ha sido destruido.

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.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780345805089
ISBN-10: 0345805089
Publisher: Vintage Books
Publication Date: September 3rd, 2013
Pages: 194
Language: Spanish