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Paulo Coelho (1947–2024)

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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 vis mere 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. (Bowker Author Biography) vis mindre


Værker af Paulo Coelho

Alkymisten (1988) 39,328 eksemplarer
Veronika beslutter at dø (1998) 7,128 eksemplarer
Elleve minutter (2003) 5,347 eksemplarer
Zahir (2005) 4,194 eksemplarer
Heksen fra Portobello (2006) 3,766 eksemplarer
Djævelen og frøken Prym (2000) 3,736 eksemplarer
Pilgrimsrejsen (1987) 3,541 eksemplarer
Brida (1990) 2,580 eksemplarer
Det Femte Bjerg (1996) 2,539 eksemplarer
Warrior of the Light (1997) 2,325 eksemplarer
Valkyrierne (1992) 1,809 eksemplarer
Vinderen står alene (2008) 1,447 eksemplarer
Aleph (2010) 1,142 eksemplarer
Adultery (2014) 901 eksemplarer
Manuscript Found in Accra (2013) 832 eksemplarer
The Spy: A novel (2013) 804 eksemplarer
Maktub (1901) 442 eksemplarer
Hippie (2018) 418 eksemplarer
The Archer (2008) 342 eksemplarer
The Alchemist: A Graphic Novel (2010) 317 eksemplarer
Life: Selected Quotations (2007) 273 eksemplarer
The Supreme Gift (1994) 96 eksemplarer
AMOR (Spanish Edition) (2010) 57 eksemplarer
The Essential Paulo Coelho (2018) 50 eksemplarer
And on the Seventh Day (2001) 47 eksemplarer
Unterwegs. Der Wanderer. (2004) 45 eksemplarer
Warrior of the Light - Volume 2 (2008) 18 eksemplarer
Warrior of the Light - Volume 1 (2008) 18 eksemplarer
The Paulo Coelho Collection (1997) 13 eksemplarer
Warrior of the Light - Volume 3 (2008) 12 eksemplarer
Der Alchimist. Hörspiel. 2 CDs (1998) 8 eksemplarer
Casus (2016) 7 eksemplarer
Enigma: 2008 calendar (2007) 7 eksemplarer
Moments 2012: Diary (2011) 6 eksemplarer
Agenda Coelho Wisdom 2011 English (2010) 5 eksemplarer
Freedom: Day Planner 2018 (2017) 4 eksemplarer
Paulo Coelho The Collection (2004) 4 eksemplarer
O Mosteiro Pode Acabar (1999) 4 eksemplarer
AS VALKIRIAS - PORTUGUES BRASIL (2001) 4 eksemplarer
Maktub (coleccion Booket 5002/6) (2005) 4 eksemplarer
Biografia d'un narrador (2003) 4 eksemplarer
Simplicity: Day Planner 2022 (2021) 4 eksemplarer
Pensamentos de Paulo Coelho (2003) 3 eksemplarer
O Arqueiro (2023) 3 eksemplarer
Palavras essenciais 3 eksemplarer
Eleven Minutes 3 eksemplarer
Mãe 3 eksemplarer
ZAHIRI 3 eksemplarer
A cerimonia do chá 3 eksemplarer
Sharing: 2014 Coelho Calendar (2013) 3 eksemplarer
Rukopis otkriven u Akri (2014) 3 eksemplarer
The Complete Collection (2010) 3 eksemplarer
Preljuba (2014) 2 eksemplarer
Besinci Dag (2020) 2 eksemplarer
Journey: A Journal of Discovery (2020) 2 eksemplarer
Demonio y la Señorita Prym (2001) 2 eksemplarer
Lukostřelec (2023) 2 eksemplarer
Maktub. Destino 2 eksemplarer
Le Don suprême (2023) 2 eksemplarer
Paulo Coelho (2015) 2 eksemplarer
O que você Salvaria 2 eksemplarer
Goncalo Byrne, 1941-... (2011) 2 eksemplarer
Fernando Tavora, 1923-2005 (2011) 2 eksemplarer
The Music Coming from the House (2017) 2 eksemplarer
Secrets: Day Planner 2020 (2019) 2 eksemplarer
VIDA (SELECCION DE CITAS) (2008) 2 eksemplarer
Amicizia. Agenda 2017 (2016) 2 eksemplarer
Duvvumin maktub (2004) 2 eksemplarer
Keemiyagar 1 eksemplar
Discurso de posse 1 eksemplar
Akra'da Bulunan Elyazmasi (2012) 1 eksemplar
The angels' share 1 eksemplar
Courage: 2016 Calendar (2015) 1 eksemplar
El Alquemista 1 eksemplar
Simyaci Ciltli (2007) 1 eksemplar
MALI I PESTE 1 eksemplar
BRIDA 1 eksemplar
Strelac 1 eksemplar
قصة طريقين 1 eksemplar
The Classic Collection (2018) 1 eksemplar
Nha gia kim 1 eksemplar
MATURIA 1 eksemplar
Por ele mesmo 1 eksemplar
ARIT TE DRITES 1 eksemplar
Hipík (2018) 1 eksemplar
Força 2023 1 eksemplar
The alchemist 1 eksemplar
Encounters: Day Planner 2021 (2020) 1 eksemplar
Seierherren står alene (2009) 1 eksemplar
مکتوب 1 eksemplar
Szerelem (2009) 1 eksemplar
أنا رجل حر 1 eksemplar
a oraco que deus entendia c535 (1900) 1 eksemplar
Aldatmak - Mini Kitap (2016) 1 eksemplar
Paths: Day Planner 2019 (2018) 1 eksemplar
Manuscrisul găsit la Accra (2011) 1 eksemplar

Associated Works

Siddhartha : en indisk legende (1945) — Introduktion, nogle udgaver27,911 eksemplarer
Paulo Coelho: Confessions of a Pilgrim (1999) — Fortæller — 178 eksemplarer
Veronika Decides To Die [2009 film] (2009) — Original book — 10 eksemplarer
Beyond Our Differences [2008 film] (2008) — Interviewee — 5 eksemplarer

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Juridisk navn
de Souza, Paulo Coelho
Land (til kort)
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
Geneva, Switzerland
Colégio Santo Inácio-Rede Jesuíta de Educação
theater director
lyricist (vis alle 7)
Oiticica, Christina (wife)
United Nations (Messenger of Peace)
European Union (Ambassador for Intercultural Dialogue)
Shimon Peres Institute for Peace
UNESCO (special counsellor for “Intercultural Dialogues and Spiritual Convergences”)
Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship
Brazilian Academy of Letters
Priser og hædersbevisninger
Legion d'Honneur
Knight of Arts and Letters ( [1996])
Flaiano (1996)
Comendador de Ordem do Rio Branco ( [1998])
Crystal Award (World Economic Forum ∙ 1999)
Crystal Mirror Award ( [2000]) (vis alle 18)
Premio Internazionale Fregene ( [2001])
Planetary Arts Award (Club of Budapest ∙ 2002)
Order of St. Sophia (contribution to revival of science and culture ∙ [2004])
Order of Honour (Ukraine ∙ 2004)
Budapest Prize ( [2005])
Goldene Feder Award ( [2005])
International Author Award (DirectGroup ∙ [2005])
Wilbur Award (Religion Communicators Council ∙ [2006])
Cruz do Mérito do Empreendedor Juscelino Kubitschek ( [2006])
I Premio Álava en el Corazón ( [2006])
Las Pergolas Prize (Association of Mexican Booksellers ∙ [2006])
Distinction of Honour (City of Odense - Hans Christian Andersen Award ∙ [2007])
Sant Jordi Asociados, Barcelona
Kort biografi
The Brazilian author PAULO COELHO was born in 1947 in the city of Rio de Janeirom, and died in 2024 at the age of 77. Before dedicating his life completely to literature, he worked as theatre director and actor, lyricist and journalist.

Coelho wrote song lyrics for many famous performers in Brazilian music, such as Elis Regina and Rita Lee. Yet his most well known work has been done with Raul Seixas. Together they wrote such successes as Eu nasci há dez mil anos atrás (I was born ten thousand years ago), Gita and Al Capone, amongst other 60 songs.

His fascination with the spiritual quest dates back to his hippie days, when he travelled the world learning about secret societies, oriental religions, etc.

In 1982 Coelho published his first book, Hell Archives, which failed to make any kind of impact. In 1985 he contributed to the Practical Manual of Vampirism, although he later tried to take it off the shelves, since he considered it “of bad quality”. In 1986, PAULO COELHO did the pilgrimage to Saint James of Compostella, an experience later to be documented in his book The Pilgrimage.

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 São 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), The Witch of Portobello (2006) and a compilation of texts gathered under the title Like a Flowing River (2006) published in a few countries for the moment.

He also adapted The Gift (Henry Drummond) and Love letters of a prophet (Kalil Gibran).

To date, Coelho has sold a total of 100 million copies and, according to the magazine Publishing Trends; he was the most sold author in the world in 2003 with his book Eleven Minutes – even though at the time it hadn't been released in the United States, Japan or 10 other countries!

Also according to Publishing Trends, The Alchemist was to be found in the 6th place of world sales in 2003. Eleven Minutes topped all lists in the world, except for England, where it was in second place. The Zahir, published in 2005, was in third place of bestsellers according to Publishing Trends, after Dan Brown's The Da Vinci Code and Angels & Demons.

The Alchemist was one of the most important literary phenomena of the 20th century. It reaches the first place in bestselling lists in 18 countries, and so far has sold 30 million copies.

The book has been praised by different personalities ranging from the Nobel Prize Kenzaburo Oe to the singer Madonna, who considers it one of her favourite books. It has equally inspired many projects – such as a musical in Japan, theatre plays in France, Belgium, USA, Turkey, Italy, Switzerland. It is also the theme of two symphonies (Italy and USA) and had its text illustrated by the famous French artist Moebius (author of the sceneries for he Fifth Element and Alien).

His work has been translated in 67 languages and edited in more than 150 countries.




Juli 2013 : "Der Alchimist" von Paulo Coelho i Online-Lesekreis (august 2013)
Paulo Coelho i 1001 Books to read before you die (september 2008)


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postergaard | 1,040 andre anmeldelser | Oct 21, 2009 |
”Der var engang en prostitueret der hed Maria”… sådan begynder bogen Elleve minutter.
Bogen er baseret på en sand historie og fortæller om brasilianske Maria, der efter et ulykkeligt kærlighedsforhold rejser til Europa for at blive rig og berømt, men i stedet ender i prostitution. Maria har mistet troen på kærligheden, men hun lærer at hendes kunder i virkeligheden ikke alene ønsker sex, men sex med en de elsker. Hun prøver at forstå hvordan en ung og smuk kvinde som hende er havnet som prostitueret og efterhånden begynder hun at finde sig selv og troen på kærligheden.

En medrivende fortælling skrevet i et klart og enkelt sprog – et særligt kendetegn ved forfatterens skrivestil.
Paulo Coelho er en af mine ynglings forfattere. Hans bøger har som regel et gennemgående tema af eksistentiel karakter. Livet overfor døden, kærlighed og sex, det gode og onde i mennesker, sandheden med livet mv. Frem for alt sætter Coelho’s bøger tankerne i gang og det er det jeg rigtig godt kan lide ved dem.
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annebeth79 | 93 andre anmeldelser | Dec 20, 2007 |


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