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Coelho - Stories for Parents, Children and Grandchildren - Volume 2

Coelho - Stories for Parents, Children and Grandchildren - Volume 2

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Stories for Parents, Children and Grandchildren -Volume 2
Coelho, Paulo
Short Fiction, Collections
About Coelho:
The Brazilian author PAULO COELHO was born in 1947 in the city of Rio de Janeiro. Before dedicating his life completely to literature, heworked as theatre director and actor, lyricist and journalist. In 1986,PAULO COELHO did the pilgrimage to Saint James of Compostella, anexperience later to be documented in his book The Pilgrimage. In the fol-lowing year, COELHO published The Alchemist. Slow initial sales con-vinced his first publisher to drop the novel, but it went on to become oneof 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 news-paper Folha de São Paulo entitle Maktub (1994), the compilation of textsPhrases (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 andgrandchildren (2001), Eleven Minutes (2003), The Zahir (2005), TheWitch of Portobello (2006) and Winner Stands Alone (2009). PauloCoelho is also a pioneer and has expanded his presence in the internetwith his daily blogs in Wordpress, Myspace & Facebook. He is equallypresent in media sharing sites such as Youtube and Flickr, offering on aregular basis not only texts but also videos and pictures to his readers.From this intensive interest and use of the Internet sprang his bold newproject: The Experimental Witch where he invites his readers to adapt tothe screen his book The Witch of Portobello. Indeed Paulo Coelho is afirm believer of Internet as a new media and is the first Best-selling au-thor to actively support online free distribution of his work.
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The three books
The monk Tetsugen had a dream: to publish a book in Japanese, contain-ing all the sacred verses. Determined to transform this dream into reality,he began to travel the country in order to raise the necessary money.However, just as he had managed to get together enough money to be-gin work on the project, the river Uji flooded, provoking a catastrophe of gigantic proportions. When he saw the victims of the flood, Tetsugen re-solved to spend all the money he had collected on relieving the suffer-ings of the people.Afterwards, he resumed his struggle to make his dream come true: hewent from door to door, he visited the various islands of Japan, and oncemore he managed to raise the money he needed. When he returned, ex-ultant, to Edo, a cholera epidemic was sweeping the country. Again, themonk used the money to treat the sick and to help the families of thedead.Undeterred, he returned to his original project. He set off again and,nearly twenty years later, he published seven thousand copies of the sac-red verses.They say that Tetsugen actually published three separate editions of the sacred texts, but the first two are invisible.

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