El Alquimista

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Planeta, 2000 - Alchemists - 189 pages
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Cuando una persona desea realmente algo, el Universo entero conspira para que pueda realizar su sueno. Basta con aprender a escuchar los dictados del corazon y a descifrar un lenguaje que esta mas alla de las palabras, el que muestra aquello que los ojos no pueden ver. El Alquimista relata las aventuras de Santiago, un joven pastor andaluz que un dia abandono su rebano para ir en pos de una quimera. Con este enriquecedor viaje por las arenas del desierto, Paulo Coelho recrea un simbolo hermoso y revelador de la vida, el hombre y sus suenos. Considerado ya un clasico de nuestros dias, El Alquimista ha cautivado a millones de lectores de todo el mundo y ha supuesto la consagracion literaria de Paulo Coelho, uno de los grandes escritores de nuestro tiempo. Destinado al nino que todos llevamos dentro, y frecuentemente comparado con El principito de Saint-Exupery y con Juan Salvador Gaviota de Richard Bach, El Alquimista es una obra maestra de la que se han dicho cosas tan hermosas como esta: B+Leer El Alquimista es como levantarse al alba para ver salir el sol mientras el resto del mundo todavia duermeB; (Anne CarriC(re).

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Author Paulo Coelho was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on August 24, 1947. He attended a Jesuit school. As a teenager, Coelho wanted to become a writer. His parents were not in favor of this decision because they wanted something more substantial and secure for him (his father was an engineer). At 17, Coelho's introversion and opposition to his parents led them to commit him to a mental institution (he escaped three times before being released at the age of 20). He then enrolled in law school because of their aspirations for him. At that point, he abandoned his ideas of becoming a writer. He stayed in law school for one year. In 1986, Coelho walked the 500-plus mile Road of Santiago de Compostela in northwestern Spain, a turning point in his life. On the path, he had a spiritual awakening, which he described autobiographically in his book, The Pilgrimage. Before becoming a full-time author, he worked as theatre director and actor, lyricist and journalist. He wrote song lyrics for many famous performers in Brazilian music, such as Elis Regina, Rita Lee, and Raul Seixas. His first book, Hell Archives, was published in 1982. He has written over 25 books since then including The Alchemist, Brida, The Fifth Mountain, The Devil and Miss Prym, Eleven Minutes, The Zahir, The Witch of Portobello, and Like a Flowing River. He has won numerous awards for his work including Las Pergolas Prize 2006 by the Association of Mexican Booksellers, The Budapest Prize, Nielsen Gold Book Award, and the Grand Prix Litteraire Elle. In 1996, Coelho founded the Paulo Coelho Institute, which provides aid to children and elderly people with financial problems. In September 2007, Coelho was named a Messenger of Peace to the United Nations.

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