Manuscript Found in Accra

Author: Paulo Coelho

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 038534984X

Category: Fiction

Page: 208

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The latest novel from the #1 internationally best-selling author of The Alchemist. There is nothing wrong with anxiety. Although we cannot control God’s time, it is part of the human condition to want to receive the thing we are waiting for as quickly as possible. Or to drive away whatever is causing our fear. . . . Anxiety was born in the very same moment as mankind. And since we will never be able to master it, we will have to learn to live with it—just as we have learned to live with storms. * * * July 14, 1099. Jerusalem awaits the invasion of the crusaders who have surrounded the city’s gates. There, inside the ancient city’s walls, men and women of every age and every faith have gathered to hear the wise words of a mysterious man known only as the Copt. He has summoned the townspeople to address their fears with truth: “Tomorrow, harmony will become discord. Joy will be replaced by grief. Peace will give way to war. . . . None of us can know what tomorrow will hold, because each day has its good and its bad moments. So, when you ask your questions, forget about the troops outside and the fear inside. Our task is not to leave a record of what happened on this date for those who will inherit the Earth; history will take care of that. Therefore, we will speak about our daily lives, about the difficulties we have had to face.” The people begin with questions about defeat, struggle, and the nature of their enemies; they contemplate the will to change and the virtues of loyalty and solitude; and they ultimately turn to questions of beauty, love, wisdom, sex, elegance, and what the future holds. “What is success?” poses the Copt. “It is being able to go to bed each night with your soul at peace.” * * * Now, these many centuries later, the wise man’s answers are a record of the human values that have endured throughout time. And, in Paulo Coelho’s hands, The Manuscript Found in Accra reveals that who we are, what we fear, and what we hope for the future come from the knowledge and belief that can be found within us, and not from the adversity that surrounds us. This eBook edition includes a Reading Group Guide.

Writers Editors Critics (WEC) Vol. 7, No. 2

Sep-17

Author: K.V. Dominic,T.V. Reddy,S. Kumaran,Patricia Prime,Jaydeep Sarangi

Publisher: Modern History Press

ISBN: 161599369X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 186

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ÿWriters Editors Critics (WEC) An International Biannual Refereed Journal of English Language and Literature Volume 7, Number 2 (September 2017) ISSN: 2231?198X RESEARCH ARTICLES Sharan Speaks: Colours of Resistance and Emancipation on the White Paper - Jaydeep Sarangi Kahlil Gibran'sÿThe Prophet: An Appraisal of Life Skills - S. Kumaran Analyzing Intertextuality in Paulo Coelho?sÿManuscript Found in Accraÿ- Joji John Panicker Multicultural Ideologies in the Select Poems of K. V. Dominic: A Rendition of Poetic Insight - Parthajit Ghosh Confrontation of Democracy and Religion-Centred Politics Intriguing Khushwant Singh?s India inÿThe End of Indiaÿ- Sreedevi R and Raichel M. Sylus Pangs of Lacerated Psyche?An Analysis of Ramesh K. Srivastava?sÿMy Father?s Bad Boy: An Autobiographyÿ- Smita Das Poetry and its impact on status quo: The case of poems by Ethiopian students in the 1960s - Tesfaye Dagnew Gebrehiwot Tracing Spirituality in a Feminist Context in Khushwant Singh?sÿI Shall Not Hear the Nightingaleÿ- Kanchan Mehta A Study of the Radicalism of Daniel Defoe in the NovelÿRobinson Crusoeÿ- Iman Abdullah Al Mahdi A Socio-Psychological Analysis of Anita Desai?sÿBaumgartner?s Bombayÿ- Atul Rasika Moudgil Conflicts between the Conscious and Unconscious mind in Shashi Deshpande?sÿStrangers to Ourselvesÿ- M. Durga Devi Bio-Diversity and Deep Commitment: A Deep-Ecological Study of Bengali Dalit Poetry - Sibasis Jana A Canadian Asset: Mavis Gallant Celebrated For Her Style and Technique - M. Revathi REVIEW ARTICLES T. V. Reddy?s Insightful Survey of Indo-English Poetry - Manas Bakshi Effusion of Emotions in Manas Bakshi?sÿParnassus of Revivalÿ- S. Barathi An Economic Perspective of K V Dominic?s Short Story "Who is Responsible?" - Mousumi Ghosh Seeing Beyond Seeing: Ecstatic Epiphanies, Uncanny Realizations and Ultimate Transformation in Alexander Raju?sÿAnd Still Plays The Abyssinian Damsel on her Dulcimerÿ- Kavitha Gopalakrishnan Jacinta: A Pioneer Tribal Poet in Hindi -Fr. Varghese Paul, SJ BOOK REVIEWS O. P. Arora?s Heartbeats of Silence: A Collection of Poems - Anisha Ghosh (Paul) Natalia Molebatsi and Tiziana Pers, Elephant Woman Song - Jaydeep Sarangi Jaydeep Sarangi?s To Whom I Return Each Day - Patricia Prime SHORT STORIES A Memorable Present - Ramesh K. Srivastava Vanity Fair - T. V. Reddy A Hartal Safari in God?s Own Country - K. V. Dominic A Change for the Better - Chandramoni Narayanaswamy As You Sow - Manas Bakshi In the Light of Anamika?s Thought - Sabita Chakrabarti Another dawn ... another day... 164 - Molly Joseph POEMS How to Tear away the Self - D. C. Chambial Sitas and Savitris - D. C. Chambial The Chameleon - O. P. Arora I Walked through the Forest - O. P. Arora When I Was Thirteen - O. P. Arora Taking it from Nature - Manas Bakshi Caution - Manas Bakshi In Search of New Hues - Ketaki Datta No Bullets for No Cause - Ketaki Datta Peace Bombed to Doom - Ketaki Datta Poetry - Rajiv Khandelwal Miser - Rajiv Khandelwal Standing Alone - Rajiv Khandelwal A Hymn - Ramesh Chandra Mukhopadhyaya Life Touches - Molly Joseph The Cart - Rita De A Seat - Rita De Oh! Lord, qualify me first to utter the just - Biswanath Kundu A wish to get back to the childhood days - Biswanath Kundu A Silent Plea... - Fr. Tomson D?cotho A Helpless Witness - Fr. Tomson D?cotho Divine Incarnation - Neha Motwani Minuscule Steps - Neha Motwani List of Contributorsÿ Learn more at www.ProfKVDominic.com

Brida

A Novel

Author: Paulo Coelho

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780061807459

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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This is the story of Brida, a young Irish girl, and her quest for knowledge. She has long been interested in various aspects of magic but is searching for something more. Her search leads her to people of great wisdom, who begin to teach Brida about the spiritual world. She meets a wise man who dwells in a forest, who teaches her about overcoming her fears and trusting in the goodness of the world; and a woman who teaches her how to dance to the music of the world, and how to pray to the moon. As Brida seeks her destiny, she struggles to find a balance between her relationships and her desire to become a witch. This enthralling novel incorporates themes that fans of Paulo Coelho will recognize and treasure—it is a tale of love, passion, mystery, and spirituality from the master storyteller.

Adultery

A novel

Author: Paulo Coelho

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 1101874090

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

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I want to change. I need to change. I'm gradually losing touch with myself. Adultery, the provocative new novel by Paulo Coelho, best-selling author of The Alchemist and Eleven Minutes, explores the question of what it means to live life fully and happily, finding the balance between life's routine and the desire for something new.

The Valkyries

An Encounter with Angels

Author: Paulo Coelho

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780061842863

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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A classic masterwork of spiritual tension and realization from Paulo Coelho, this powerful story of one man’s battle with self-doubt and fear is now available in a beautiful new package from HarperOne. An essential volume alongside Coelho’s other bestselling and influential books, such as The Alchemist, The Pilgrimage, Brida, and The Winner Stands Alone, the searing and unforgettable narrative in The Valkyries asks the questions most central to all literature—and all of humanity’s quest for understanding. Why is it that we destroy the things we love most? And how can we learn to let go of the past and believe in the future?

The Witch of Portobello

A Novel

Author: Paulo Coelho

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061877824

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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How do we find the courage to always be true to ourselves—even if we are unsure of who we are? That is the central question of international bestselling author Paulo Coelho's profound new work, The Witch of Portobello. It is the story of a mysterious woman named Athena, told by the many who knew her well—or hardly at all. Like The Alchemist, The Witch of Portobello is the kind of story that will transform the way readers think about love, passion, joy, and sacrifice.

Inspirations

Selections from Classic Literature

Author: Paulo Coelho

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141442492

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

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'An anthology is not only a collection of texts or poems, but a gift, something we arrange, according to our sensibilities, to give to others' In Inspirations, one of the world's best-loved storytellers turns to the classics, and captures the joy and wisdom of the books he has loved - the books that have inspired Paulo Coelho and his unforgettable work. Arranged in four sections - water, earth, air and fire - which echo the four elements of the Ancients, Coelho's anthology takes us by the hand on a wonderful journey: discovery with Alice through the looking glass; danger with Dracula's thirst for blood; thrills with Jekyll and Hyde in nineteenth-century London; and powerful lust with Venus and her furs, among many others. Coelho shows how lessons can be learned in the most surprising places, and that books from ancient Persia through to post-war Britain can each offer profound insights into our lives, our loves, and the truth in all of our hearts. Selected with an introduction by PAULO COELHO

The Life and Creative Works of Paulo Coelho

A Psychobiography from a Positive Psychology Perspective

Author: Claude-Helene Mayer

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319596381

Category: Psychology

Page: 501

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This book assesses the life and success of the writer Paulo Coelho, one of the most fascinating and contemporary writers in the world, through new lenses. It applies a positive psychology perspective and contributes to using innovative theories in psychobiographical studies. This study explores the development of holistic wellness (HWM) and faith development (FDT) throughout the writer's life. It presents radical changes in spirituality, self-direction, love and faith across the life span. Further, it analyses the development of Coelho’s relationship with God and the creation of meaningfulness through his belief and writing. This study contributes to a new era of psychobiographical works within the positive psychology framework.

The Alchemist - 101 Amazingly True Facts You Didn't Know

Fun Facts and Trivia Tidbits Quiz Game Books

Author: G Whiz

Publisher: 101BookFacts.com (pub-5999650418488591)

ISBN: 1311500936

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Did you know Paulo Coelho wrote the book “The Alchemist” in a two-week spurt of creativity? Or, did you know The Alchemist has made the bestsellers list in 74 different counties? What are the amazingly true facts behind The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho? Do you want to know the golden nuggets of facts readers love? If you've enjoyed the book, then this will be a must read delight for you! Collected for readers everywhere are 101 book facts about the book & author that are fun, down-to-earth, and amazingly true to keep you laughing and learning as you read through the book! Tips & Tricks to Enhance Reading Experience • Enter "G Whiz" after your favorite title to see if publication exists! ie) Harry Potter G Whiz • Enter "G Whiz 101" to search for entire catalogue! • If not found, request to have your choice created by using form on our website! • Combine your favorite titles to receive bundle coupons! • Write a review when you're done to hop on the list of contributors! “Get ready for fun, down-to-earth, and amazingly true facts that keeps you learning as you read through the book” - G Whiz DISCLAIMER: Although the Author and Publisher strived to be accurate and verify all contributions by readers, due to the nature of research this publication should not be deemed as an authoritative source and no content should be used for citation purposes. All facts come with source URLS for further reading. This publication is meant for entertainment purposes to provide the best collection of facts possible. Refined and tested for quality, we provide a 100% satisfaction guarantee or your money back.

The Alchemist

Author: Paulo Coelho

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062416219

Category: Fiction

Page: 208

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A special 25th anniversary edition of the extraordinary international bestseller, including a new Foreword by Paulo Coelho. Combining magic, mysticism, wisdom and wonder into an inspiring tale of self-discovery, The Alchemist has become a modern classic, selling millions of copies around the world and transforming the lives of countless readers across generations. Paulo Coelho's masterpiece tells the mystical story of Santiago, an Andalusian shepherd boy who yearns to travel in search of a worldly treasure. His quest will lead him to riches far different—and far more satisfying—than he ever imagined. Santiago's journey teaches us about the essential wisdom of listening to our hearts, of recognizing opportunity and learning to read the omens strewn along life's path, and, most importantly, to follow our dreams.