Paulo Coelho: A Warrior’s Life is the definitive, licensed biography of 1 of the world’s most well liked and generally learn authors—and the tale of the way his vastly well known novel The Alchemist got here to be. Fernando Morais, the preeminent biographer in Brazil and a groundbreaking journalist, lines Coelho’s roots in Brazil to his time as a musician and dad lyricist to his wild days of rock and roll to the book of the The Alchemist and past, telling the real story of 1 of the main cherished authors of our time.
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He ran to the café at the nook of Rua Assunção and Rua Marquês de Olinda and, to his shock, observed Luís Carlos expecting him with a pitcher of beer in his hand–it was once all he might come up with the money for with the few cash he had in his pocket. They celebrated their luck and made up our minds to get out of the café earlier than an individual at the 9th ground spotted they have been lacking and got here trying to find them (security turns out to were a bit lax that day, because it was once in basic terms days later, on nine July, that the medical professionals learned the 2 had disappeared). As they have been leaving, Paulo controlled to promote his wristwatch on the bar, even supposing given that there has been no time for haggling, he got basically three hundred new cruzeiros (US$380), under part its real worth. The fugitives walked 3 blocks alongside Rua Marquês de Olinda, sat at the grass and spent hours in silence, having fun with the scrumptious excitement of seeing the shimmering Urca seashore with Sugar Loaf Mountain within the heritage. It was once the exact same view they had from the home windows of the asylum, basically now there has been no grille in entrance of them. Paulo instructed Luís Carlos what he was once making plans: ‘I’m going to the bus station to shop for a price tag to Aracaju. i have to discover a female friend of mine who's or was once anticipating my child. to be able to include me, the cash from the watch is sufficient to pay for you, too. ’ Luís Carlos used to be shocked on the considered any such lengthy trip, yet having no larger plan and having nowhere to move, he authorized the invitation. because the bus didn't go away till 8 the subsequent morning, the pair spent the evening at the benches on the bus station. The tickets had fee them eighty cruzeiros, leaving good enough cash to shop for foodstuff at the lengthy bus journey. Luís Carlos desired to know the way they have been going to outlive after they reached their vacation spot, yet Paulo reassured him, asserting: ‘There are humans there who will look after that. ’ After crossing the states of Rio de Janeiro, Minas Gerais and Bahia, with stops at fifteen cities alongside the way in which, days later, at the morning of nine July 1967, they arrived in Aracaju. It used to be in simple terms then that Luís Carlos realized that Paulo had no tackle, cellphone quantity or the other approach of discovering his liked Genivalda in a city of 170,000 population. His sole neighborhood reference used to be the identify of Mário Jorge Vieira, a tender poet and militant member of the banned Brazilian Communist occasion (PCB). due to the lies he invented, an afternoon later, Paulo and his good friend, whom he brought as ‘my dumb secretary’, have been put in in journalist Marcos Mutti’s cozy domestic, and he seemed within the social columns of the neighborhood press, defined both as ‘university scholar and actor’ or as ‘young playwright from Rio’. those references have been constantly followed via extravagant tales: ‘Mingling with the inventive group of Aracaju is the theatre actor Paulo Coelho, who lately seemed in Rio within the play Oedipus Rex along Paulo Autran. it sounds as if Coelho has come to respect our eco-friendly panorama and to plant new seeds within the region’s nearly non-existent theatrical heritage.