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Paulo Coelho (1947–2024)

Auteur de L'alchimiste

222+ oeuvres 89,584 utilisateurs 2,026 critiques 237 Favoris

A propos de l'auteur

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 afficher plus 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) afficher moins


Œuvres de Paulo Coelho

L'alchimiste (1988) 39,360 exemplaires
Veronika décide de mourir (1998) 7,129 exemplaires
Onze minutes (2003) 5,343 exemplaires
Le Zahir (2005) 4,192 exemplaires
La sorcière de Portobello (2006) 3,763 exemplaires
Le démon et mademoiselle Prym (2000) 3,733 exemplaires
Le pèlerin de Compostelle (1987) 3,539 exemplaires
Brida (1990) 2,579 exemplaires
La cinquième montagne (1996) 2,538 exemplaires
Manuel du guerrier de la lumière (1997) 2,322 exemplaires
The Valkyries (1992) 1,806 exemplaires
La solitude du vainqueur (2008) 1,447 exemplaires
Aleph (2010) 1,143 exemplaires
Adultère (2014) 901 exemplaires
Le manuscrit retrouvé (2013) 831 exemplaires
The Spy: A novel (2013) 804 exemplaires
Maktub (1901) 443 exemplaires
Hippie (2018) 418 exemplaires
The way of the bow (2008) 341 exemplaires
L'alchimiste (BD) (2010) 317 exemplaires
Life: Selected Quotations (2007) 273 exemplaires
Inspirations: Selections from Classic Literature (Penguin Classics) (2008) — Directeur de publication — 109 exemplaires
O Dom Supremo (1994) 96 exemplaires
Amour (2010) 57 exemplaires
The Essential Paulo Coelho (2018) 50 exemplaires
Et le septième jour (2001) 47 exemplaires
Unterwegs. Der Wanderer. (2004) 45 exemplaires
Guerrier de lumière Tome 2 (2008) 18 exemplaires
Guerrier de lumière Tome 1 (2008) 18 exemplaires
The Paulo Coelho Collection (1997) 13 exemplaires
Guerrier de Lumière Tome 3 (2008) 12 exemplaires
Der Alchimist. Hörspiel. 2 CDs (1998) 8 exemplaires
Joie - agenda 2009 (2008) 7 exemplaires
Casus (2016) 7 exemplaires
Énigmes - agenda 2008 (2007) 7 exemplaires
Contes de Noël (2014) 6 exemplaires
Instants - agenda 2012 (2011) 6 exemplaires
Sagesse - agenda 2011 (2010) 5 exemplaires
Freedom: Day Planner 2018 (2017) 4 exemplaires
Paulo Coelho The Collection (2004) 4 exemplaires
O Mosteiro Pode Acabar (1999) 4 exemplaires
AS VALKIRIAS - PORTUGUES BRASIL (2001) 4 exemplaires
Maktub (coleccion Booket 5002/6) (2005) 4 exemplaires
Biografia d'un narrador (2003) 4 exemplaires
Simplicity: Day Planner 2022 (2021) 4 exemplaires
Pensamentos de Paulo Coelho (2003) 3 exemplaires
O Arqueiro (2023) 3 exemplaires
Palavras essenciais 3 exemplaires
Eleven Minutes 3 exemplaires
Mãe 3 exemplaires
ZAHIRI 3 exemplaires
Histoires d'enfance (1998) 3 exemplaires
A cerimonia do chá 3 exemplaires
Rukopis otkriven u Akri (2014) 3 exemplaires
Sharing: 2014 Coelho Calendar (2013) 3 exemplaires
The Complete Collection (2010) 3 exemplaires
Besinci Dag (2020) 2 exemplaires
Journey: A Journal of Discovery (2020) 2 exemplaires
Preljuba (2014) 2 exemplaires
Demonio y la Señorita Prym (2001) 2 exemplaires
Lukostřelec (2023) 2 exemplaires
Maktub. Destino 2 exemplaires
Le Don suprême (2023) 2 exemplaires
Transformations - agenda 2013 (2012) 2 exemplaires
Paulo Coelho (2015) 2 exemplaires
O que você Salvaria 2 exemplaires
Goncalo Byrne, 1941-... (2011) 2 exemplaires
Fernando Tavora, 1923-2005 (2011) 2 exemplaires
The Music Coming from the House (2017) 2 exemplaires
Secrets: Day Planner 2020 (2019) 2 exemplaires
VIDA (SELECCION DE CITAS) (2008) 2 exemplaires
Duvvumin maktub (2004) 2 exemplaires
Amicizia. Agenda 2017 (2016) 2 exemplaires
The angels' share 1 exemplaire
Keemiyagar 1 exemplaire
Discurso de posse 1 exemplaire
Akra'da Bulunan Elyazmasi (2012) 1 exemplaire
El Alquemista 1 exemplaire
Courage: 2016 Calendar (2015) 1 exemplaire
Inspirations - agenda 2010 (2009) 1 exemplaire
agenda (2015) (2014) 1 exemplaire
Simyaci Ciltli (2007) 1 exemplaire
ARIT TE DRITES 1 exemplaire
MALI I PESTE 1 exemplaire
BRIDA 1 exemplaire
Strelac 1 exemplaire
قصة طريقين 1 exemplaire
Ο Τοξοβόλος 1 exemplaire
The Classic Collection (2018) 1 exemplaire
Nha gia kim 1 exemplaire
MATURIA 1 exemplaire
Por ele mesmo 1 exemplaire
El vencedor est solo 1 exemplaire
O VENCEDOR ESTÁ SÓ 1 exemplaire
Hipík (2018) 1 exemplaire
Força 2023 1 exemplaire
The alchemist 1 exemplaire
Encounters: Day Planner 2021 (2020) 1 exemplaire
Seierherren står alene (2009) 1 exemplaire
مکتوب 1 exemplaire
Szerelem (2009) 1 exemplaire
Os Símbolos do Tempo 1 exemplaire
Amistad (Agenda 2017) 1 exemplaire
أنا رجل حر 1 exemplaire
a oraco que deus entendia c535 (1900) 1 exemplaire
Aldatmak - Mini Kitap (2016) 1 exemplaire
Paths: Day Planner 2019 (2018) 1 exemplaire
OZHUKUNNA PUZHAPOLE (Malayalam) (2017) 1 exemplaire
Manuscrisul găsit la Accra (2011) 1 exemplaire

Oeuvres associées

Siddhartha (1945) — Introduction, quelques éditions27,899 exemplaires
Conversations avec Paulo Coelho (1999) — Narrateur — 178 exemplaires
Veronika Decides To Die [2009 film] (2009) — Original book — 10 exemplaires
Beyond Our Differences [2008 film] (2008) — Interviewee — 5 exemplaires


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Partage des connaissances

Nom légal
de Souza, Paulo Coelho
Date de naissance
Date de décès
Pays (pour la carte)
Lieu de naissance
Rio de Janeiro, Brésil
Lieux de résidence
Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
Geneva, Switzerland
Colégio Santo Inácio-Rede Jesuíta de Educação
Metteur en scène de théâtre
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
Prix et distinctions
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]) (tout afficher 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, Barcelone
Courte biographie
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 à Online-Lesekreis (Août 2013)
Paulo Coelho à 1001 Books to read before you die (Septembre 2008)


Bon, c’est vraiment pas trop bon! Mais les petites piques adultères de Coelho m’ont quand même arraché quelques sourires
Signalé | 36 autres critiques | Mar 17, 2022 |
Une biographie romancée de Mata Hari plutôt plaisante qui tente de s’approcher au plus près de la danseuse scandaleuse.

Hélas, l’auteur retombe encore dans ses penchants à vouloir démontrer ses grandes vérités philosophiques au travers des événements. Monsieur Coehlo, vous ne serez jamais Saint-Ex’, car il n’y en aura jamais qu’un. C’est un peu lassant à la fin
Signalé | 39 autres critiques | Mar 14, 2022 |
Paolo (Coelho, car il s’agit bien d’une autobiographie (romancée)) est jeune, plein de rêves et de failles, de peurs et d’espoirs. Il part à l’aventure et rencontre l’amour.

Encore un roman initiatique, une découverte de soi, de la vie, des autres et de la sagesse.

En dehors d’un témoignage intéressant sur le Magic bus… bof, bof… on attend la suite sans impatience
Signalé | 12 autres critiques | Feb 21, 2022 |


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