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El Peregrino - a book by Coelho, Paulo

El Peregrino

El Peregrino( )
Author: Coelho, Paulo
Series title:Vintage Espanol Ser.
ISBN:978-0-345-80704-5
Publication Date:Jul 2013
Publisher:Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Imprint:Vintage Espanol
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $15.00
Book Description:

Este libro es la confirmaci#65533;n de que uno mismo es el se#65533;or de sus pasos, el due#65533;o absoluto de su camino, el arquitecto de su sue#65533;o. Es un libro sobre la determinaci#65533;n. El primer libro escrito por Paulo Coelho, esta edici#65533;n es conmemorativa del 25 aniversario. "Santiago de Compostela, ciudad espa#65533;ola conocida como centro internacional de peregrinaci#65533;n, est#65533; delante, y no puedo imaginar que este camino me...
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Pages:288
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.18 x 7.99 x 0.63 Inches
Book Weight:0.48 Pounds
Author Biography
Coelho, Paulo (Author)
Paulo Coelho was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on August 24, 1947. As a teenager, he wanted to become a writer, but his parents wanted him to pursue a more substantial and secure career. At the age of 17, his 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. Once released, he abandoned his ideas of becoming a writer and enrolled in law school to please his parents. 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 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 including 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, Like a Flowing River, and Adultery. He received numerous awards including Las Pergolas Prize, The Budapest Prize, Nielsen Gold Book Award, and the Grand Prix Litteraire Elle. In 1996, he founded the Paulo Coelho Institute, which provides aid to children and elderly people with financial problems. In 2007, Coelho was named a Messenger of Peace to the United Nations.

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