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Paulo Coelho [electronic resource]: Alchemist of Words

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Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
With sales of more than 32 million books in 51 languages, Brazilian writer Paulo Coelho is one of the most widely read authors in the world. This program captures Coelho's story through conversations with the award-winning writer and those who know and admire him. Coelho's use of a symbolic language, designed to transcend the intellect to speak directly to the heart, is discussed along with colorful incidents spanning his life, from his youthful involvement with the hippie movement to his emergence as a world-class author. In addition, The Alchemist, a number one bestseller in 29 countries, and some of his more recent writings are examined.
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48 min.
9 & up
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on July 26, 2006.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Variant Title
Alchemist of words
  • Coelho's Literary Fame (2:22)
  • Coelho's Home: Rio de Janeiro (3:02)
  • Coelho's Troubled Adolescence (5:44)
  • Coelho's Hippie Life (3:22)
  • Coelho's Countercultural Influence in Brazil (3:59)
  • Coelho: A Time of Personal Growth (5:44)
  • Coelho's First Two Books (3:38)
  • Coelho's International Success With "The Alchemist" (2:54)
  • Literary Success and Criticism (2:46)
  • Coelho: New Genre and Themes (4:20)
  • Coelho's Success in Iran (3:21)
  • Coelho's Work: Reflection of His Soul (4:11)
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2006], c2001.
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30017 Films Media Group
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1 streaming video file (48 min.) : sd., col., digital.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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