Paulo Coelho (1953–2024)

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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 mehr anzeigen 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) weniger anzeigen


Werke von Paulo Coelho

Der Alchimist (1988) 39,683 Exemplare, 1,033 Rezensionen
Veronika beschließt zu sterben (1998) 7,165 Exemplare, 154 Rezensionen
Elf Minuten (2003) 5,378 Exemplare, 94 Rezensionen
Am Ufer des Rio Piedra saß ich und weinte (1994) 4,265 Exemplare, 51 Rezensionen
Der Zahir (2005) 4,221 Exemplare, 72 Rezensionen
Die Hexe von Portobello (2006) 3,794 Exemplare, 78 Rezensionen
Der Dämon und Fräulein Prym (2000) 3,759 Exemplare, 77 Rezensionen
Brida (1990) 2,594 Exemplare, 62 Rezensionen
Der Fünfte Berg (1996) 2,552 Exemplare, 37 Rezensionen
Handbuch des Kriegers des Lichts (1997) 2,338 Exemplare, 17 Rezensionen
Schutzengel (1992) 1,821 Exemplare, 19 Rezensionen
Der Sieger bleibt allein (2008) 1,456 Exemplare, 41 Rezensionen
Aleph (2010) 1,150 Exemplare, 36 Rezensionen
Untreue (2014) 911 Exemplare, 37 Rezensionen
Die Schriften von Accra (2013) 841 Exemplare, 36 Rezensionen
Die Spionin (2013) 819 Exemplare, 40 Rezensionen
Maktub (1901) 456 Exemplare, 5 Rezensionen
Hippie (2018) 426 Exemplare, 13 Rezensionen
Der Weg des Bogens (2008) 351 Exemplare, 16 Rezensionen
The Alchemist: A Graphic Novel (2010) 318 Exemplare, 10 Rezensionen
Leben: Gedanken aus seinen Büchern (2007) 273 Exemplare, 4 Rezensionen
Inspirations: Selections from Classic Literature (Penguin Classics) (2008) — Herausgeber — 109 Exemplare, 4 Rezensionen
The Supreme Gift (2007) 96 Exemplare, 1 Rezension
Liebe: Gedanken aus seinen Büchern (2010) 58 Exemplare, 1 Rezension
The Essential Paulo Coelho (2018) 51 Exemplare
And on the Seventh Day (2001) 48 Exemplare, 2 Rezensionen
Warrior of the Light - Volume 1 (2008) 18 Exemplare
Warrior of the Light - Volume 2 (2008) 18 Exemplare, 1 Rezension
The Paulo Coelho Collection (1997) 13 Exemplare
Warrior of the Light - Volume 3 (2008) 12 Exemplare
Geheimnis - Buch-Kalender 2008 (2007) 7 Exemplare
Casus (2016) 7 Exemplare
Cuentos de Navidad (Spanish Edition) (2014) 6 Exemplare, 1 Rezension
Moments 2012: Diary (2011) 6 Exemplare
Weisheit. Buch-Kalender 2011 (2010) 5 Exemplare
Freedom: Day Planner 2018 (2017) 4 Exemplare
Maktub (coleccion Booket 5002/6) (2005) 4 Exemplare, 1 Rezension
The Alchemist: 25th Anniversary Edition 4 Exemplare, 1 Rezension
Palavras essenciais 4 Exemplare
Simplicity: Day Planner 2022 (2021) 4 Exemplare
Biografia d'un narrador (2003) 4 Exemplare
Paulo Coelho The Collection (2004) 4 Exemplare
O Mosteiro Pode Acabar (1999) 4 Exemplare
Unterwegs. Geschichten und Gedanken. 1 CD (2003) 4 Exemplare, 1 Rezension
Eleven Minutes 3 Exemplare
Brida (coleccio Booket 5002/4) 3 Exemplare, 1 Rezension
ZAHIRI 3 Exemplare
A cerimonia do chá 3 Exemplare
Rukopis otkriven u Akri (2014) 3 Exemplare
Pensamentos de Paulo Coelho (2003) 3 Exemplare
O Arqueiro (2023) 3 Exemplare
The Complete Collection (2010) 3 Exemplare
Sharing: 2014 Coelho Calendar (2013) 3 Exemplare
Mãe 3 Exemplare, 1 Rezension
Lukostřelec (2023) 2 Exemplare
Besinci Dag (2020) 2 Exemplare
Aleph (coleccion Booket 5002/12) 2 Exemplare, 1 Rezension
Preljuba (2014) 2 Exemplare, 1 Rezension
Maktub. Destino (2023) 2 Exemplare
Demonio y la Señorita Prym (2001) 2 Exemplare
Le Don suprême (2023) 2 Exemplare
Encounters: Day Planner 2021 (2020) 2 Exemplare
Duvvumin maktub (2004) 2 Exemplare
Paulo Coelho (2015) 2 Exemplare
Fernando Tavora, 1923-2005 (2011) 2 Exemplare
Goncalo Byrne, 1941-... (2011) 2 Exemplare
Amicizia. Agenda 2017 (2016) 2 Exemplare
VIDA (SELECCION DE CITAS) (2008) 2 Exemplare
Secrets: Day Planner 2020 (2019) 2 Exemplare
The Classic Collection (2018) 2 Exemplare
MEKTUB (2023) 1 Exemplar
Rukopis nalezený v Akkonu (2013) 1 Exemplar
Strelac 1 Exemplar
Keemiyagar 1 Exemplar
MALI I PESTE 1 Exemplar
BRIDA 1 Exemplar
Akra'da Bulunan Elyazmasi (2012) 1 Exemplar
Le valchirie 1 Exemplar
MATURIA 1 Exemplar
Nha gia kim 1 Exemplar
Por ele mesmo 1 Exemplar
The angels' share 1 Exemplar
El Alquemista 1 Exemplar
Manual i Luftëtarit të Dritës (2005) 1 Exemplar, 1 Rezension
Seierherren står alene (2009) 1 Exemplar
PÚTNIK Z COMPOSTELY (Mágov denník) (1987) 1 Exemplar, 1 Rezension
Simyaci Ciltli (2007) 1 Exemplar
Szerelem (2009) 1 Exemplar
مکتوب 1 Exemplar
Paths: Day Planner 2019 (2018) 1 Exemplar
Aldatmak - Mini Kitap (2016) 1 Exemplar
أنا رجل حر 1 Exemplar
Discurso de posse 1 Exemplar
Courage: 2016 Calendar (2015) 1 Exemplar
The alchemist 1 Exemplar, 1 Rezension
Força 2023 1 Exemplar
Manuscrisul găsit la Accra (2011) 1 Exemplar
Hipík (2018) 1 Exemplar

Zugehörige Werke

Siddhartha (1922) — Einführung, einige Ausgaben28,107 Exemplare, 381 Rezensionen
Bekenntnisse eines Suchenden: Juan Arias im Gespräch mit Paulo Coelho (1999) — Erzähler — 181 Exemplare, 1 Rezension
Freedom: Stories Celebrating the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (2009) — Mitwirkender — 73 Exemplare, 2 Rezensionen
Veronika Decides To Die [2009 film] (2009) — Original book — 11 Exemplare, 2 Rezensionen
Beyond Our Differences [2008 film] (2008) — Interviewee — 6 Exemplare


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Rechtmäßiger Name
de Souza, Paulo Coelho
Land (für Karte)
Rio de Janeiro, Brasilien
Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brasilien
Colégio Santo Inácio-Rede Jesuíta de Educação
Theater Direktor
Lyriker (Zeige alle 7)
Oiticica, Christina (Ehefrau)
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
Preise und Auszeichnungen
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]) (Zeige 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
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 in Online-Lesekreis (August 2013)
Paulo Coelho in 1001 Books to read before you die (September 2008)


Kurze Inhaltsangabe
Die Geschichte einer unglücklichen jungen Frau, die sterben will und erst angesichts des Todes entdeckt, wie schön das Leben sein kann, wenn man darum kämpft und etwas riskiert. Ein wunderbares Buch über die Prise ›Verrücktheit‹, die es braucht, um den eigenen Lebenstraum Wirklichkeit werden zu lassen, und eine grosse Liebeserklärung an das Glück in jedem von uns.
ela82 | 153 weitere Rezensionen | Mar 23, 2024 |
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Paulo Coelho erzählt in seinem Roman die Geschichte Marias, einer Prostituierten. Sie prostituiert sich ohne Scham, denn schliesslich ist ihr Herz nicht dabei und sie hat sich geschworen, sich nie zu verlieben. Doch dann lernt sie einen jungen Maler kennen der ihre Weltsicht ins Wanken bringt.
ela82 | 93 weitere Rezensionen | Mar 23, 2024 |
Kurze Inhaltsangabe
Tsetsuya ist der beste Bogenschütze des Landes in einem abgelegenen Tal in Japan. Als ein ehrgeiziger anderer Bogenschütze ihn aufspürt und sich mit ihm messen will, stellt er sich der Herausforderung. Doch seine Lehren gibt er nicht an ihn weiter, sondern an einen unerfahrenen Jungen in seinem Dorf.
ela82 | 15 weitere Rezensionen | Feb 21, 2024 |
Bei den meisten Romanen kommt es mir nicht auf die Action oder das Ende an, sondern auf den Weg, die Sätze, die BeGeisterungen. Meist schreibe ich mir diese Sätze auf die ersten leeren Seiten oder entwickle ein Inhaltsverzeichnis bester Aussagen.

Dass Coehlo etwas von Liebe versteht, das weiß man spätestens nach diesem Satz: "Die Liebe war die einzige Brücke zwischen dem Unsichtbaren und dem Sichtbaren, die alle Menschen kannten. Sie war die einzig wirksame Sprache, um die Lektionen zu übersetzen, die das Universum dem Menschen täglich lehrte." (S. 14)

Aufgeteilt in die Kategorien "Geschenk, Veränderung, Überwindung, Solidarität, Seelenverwandschaft, Suche, Zusammenleben, Größe" zeigt dieses Buch wahrhaft tiefste Dimensionen und Regionen, die Sprache bislang nur selten erschlossen hat. Paulo Coelho ist ein Meister menschlicher Tiefen und jener Sehnsucht, die sich in dieser Aussage ausdrückt: "Ich muss erst einmal die mittelmäßigen Lieben satthaben, die mir bislang über den Weg gelaufen sind, um mich dann auf die Suche nach der wahren Liebe zu begeben." (S 94)

Und es stimmt (S 95): "Wir verstehen das Leben und das Universum nur, wenn wir unseren anderen Teil finden." Ich frage Menschen zu ihrer Verblüffung oft danach, wen oder was sie lieben. Man hat es irgend wann einfach satt, nur jene intellektuellen Phrasen und Ranglisteneinordnungen zu hören, die einem ins Ohr pfeifen, wenn man die Frage danach stellt, wie es dem anderen geht.

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