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Inspirations : Selections from Classic Literature - Paulo Coelho

Inspirations

Selections from Classic Literature

By: Paulo Coelho (Editor)

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Published: 30th August 2010
For Ages: 18+ years old
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'Anthology' comes from the Greek word that stands for garlands - a bouquet of flowers. An anthology then, should be a sort of reminder of something else, a small token of something much larger. In the case of flowers, they bring with their fragrance and colourfulness the reminder of the fields, of a season. Coelho's anthology, therefore, is not only a collection of texts or poems, but a gift, something arranged according to his sensitivities, to give to others.

The selection of books presented in this volume have been chosen as if from a vast field of flowers, stretching infinitely into time's horizon. Coelho's selection is ordered in to the four elements, symbolising both our world on all its directions, and the way we dwell in this world, the way we say it. In 'Earth' we find writers as diverse as Oscar Wilde and D.H. Lawrence; in 'Air' Nelson Mandela and Gabriel Garcia Marques; in 'Fire' Rumi and Mary Shelley; in 'Water' Hans Christian Anderson and Machiavelli.

About the Author

Paulo Coelho, born in Rio de Janeiro in 1947, is one of the bestselling and most influential authors in the world. 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, Coelho had a spiritual awakening, which he described autobiographically in The Pilgrimage. Coelho would later leave his lucrative career as a songwriter and pursue writing full-time.

The Alchemist, The Pilgrimage, The Valkyries, Brida, Veronika Decides to Die, Eleven Minutes, The Zahir, The Witch of Portobello, and The Winner Stands Alone, among others, have sold 115 million copies in more than 160 countries.

Prefacep. xi
Water
Subtle Realm
Unconsciousness
Mind
Dreams
Strategy
Logic
Possibilities
Passivity
Mobility
Introductionp. 3
The Ugly Ducklingp. 5
'The Prologue' from Tales from the Thousand and One Nightsp. 15
from The Princep. 23
from Through the Looking-Glass-'Looking-glass House'p. 43
from The Art of War - 'Forms and Dispositions'p. 53
Earth
Winter
Body
Decay
Womb
Mother
Receptive
Passive
Stagnation (Prison)
Roots
Introductionp. 61
Oscar Wilde: from De Profundisp. 63
from Dracula -'Dr Seward's Diary'p. 76
from Eichmann and the Holocaustp. 81
from Selected Poems - 'He wishes for the Cloths of Heaven' and 'The Song of Wandering Aengus'p. 90
from Lady Chatterley's Loverp. 92
Air
Breath
Life
Communication
Action
Instability
Agitation (not action)
Introductionp. 107
from No Easy Walk to Freedom - 'Black Man in a White Man's Court'p. 109
from One Hundred Years of Solitudep. 117
from The Strange Case of Full Statement of the Case'p. 125
from Nineteen Eighty-Fourp. 132
from Fictions - 'The Library of Babel'p. 141
Fire
Spirit
Light
Heat
Darkness (Smoke) Hymn
Hell
Motion: Root of all change
Introductionp. 153
From the Rig Veda - 'Hymns to Agni, God of the Sacrifice'p. 156
From The Desert Fathers - Sayings of the Early Christian Monks - 'Visions'p. 167
From the Bhagavad Gitap. 181
From the Dead Sea Scrollsp. 192
from Venus in Fursp. 194
from The Prophetp. 199
from Spiritual Versesp. 202
from Selected Poems - 'Brahma, Visnu, Siva'p. 223
from Frankensteinp. 227
Acknowledgementsp. 237
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Paulo Coelho

Paulo Coelho, born in Rio de Janeiro in 1947, is one of the bestselling and most influential authors in the world. 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, Coelho had a spiritual awakening, which he described autobiographically in The Pilgrimage. Coelho would later leave his lucrative career as a songwriter and pursue writing full-time.

The Alchemist, The Pilgrimage, The Valkyries, Brida, Veronika Decides to Die, Eleven Minutes, The Zahir, The Witch of Portobello, and The Winner Stands Alone, among others, have sold 115 million copies in more than 160 countries.

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ISBN: 9780141194004
ISBN-10: 0141194006
Series: Penguin Classics
Audience: General
For Ages: 18+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 30th August 2010
Publisher: Plume
Dimensions (cm): 13.3 x 15.4  x 1.9
Weight (kg): 23.4
Edition Number: 1