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Presentation about Paulo Coelho


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Presentation about Paulo Coelho

  1. 1. PAULO COELHO The most widely read Brazilian author Presentation made by Persiyanova Anna
  3. 3. Paulo Coelho is considered one of the most influential lyricists and novelists of our times. His books have sold more than 150 million copies worldwide, have been released in 170 countries and been translated into 80 languages.
  4. 4. What is interesting to know about Paulo Coelho? Biography Family Books
  6. 6. - Paulo Coelho was born in 1947 in Rio de Janeiro. - He determined early on that he wanted to be a writer but was discouraged by his parents, who saw no future in that profession in Brazil. - He was a rebellious teenager and his parents committed him to an asylum three times.
  7. 7. -Paulo Coelho enrolled in law school, but dropped out to indulge in hippie life in the 1970s. -He was jailed three times for his political activism and subjected to torture in prison. -He worked as a director, theater actor, songwriter and journalist. -In 1996 Coelho founded the Paulo Coelho institute which provides support to children and the elderly.
  9. 9. FAMILY
  10. 10. - Coelho has been married to his wife, the artist Christina Oiticica since 1980. - They have no children.
  11. 11. BOOKS
  12. 12. THE PILGRIMAGE Paulo Coelho changed his life's course while on a visit to Spain in 1986. He walked more than 500 miles along the road to a site of Catholic pilgrimage. The walk and the spiritual awakening he experienced inspired him to write the Pilgrimage, an autobiographical account of the trek, in his native Portuguese.
  13. 13. THE ALCHEMIST In 1987 he wrote a new book, the Alchemist. The allegorical novel was about an Andalusian shepherd boy who follows a mystical trek in which he learns to speak the "language of the world" and thus receives his heart's desire. The Alchemist became a worldwide phenomenon. Now it is the most translated book in the world by any living author.
  14. 14. VERONIKA DECIDES TO DIE Veronika decides to die addresses the fundamental questions asked by millions: What am I doing here today? Why do I go on living? Based on events in his own life it questions the meaning of madness and celebrates individuals who do not fit into patterns society considers to be normal.
  15. 15. Paulo Coelho’s lessons on how to discover the soul of a place 1. Avoid museums 2. Hang out in bars. 3. Be open. 4. Try to travel alone or—if you are married—with your spouse.
  16. 16. Did you know that Paulo Coelho is the author of these quotes? 1. You are what you believe yourself to be. 2. And, when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it. 2. One is loved because one is loved. No reason is needed for loving.
  17. 17. REFERENCES • • •